Why You Shouldn’t Speed

Monday, October 22, 2012

Every day in the news, it seems like someone is being pulled over for speeding or has caused an accident due to the hazard. It is important as a motorist to be defensive while driving, as well as alert of your surroundings. Thinking you can speed on any road you choose is a dangerous mindset to have. You could cause serious damages to your vehicle, injuries to others, and large collisions you can’t take back.

Don’t put yourself in a risky situation due to being in a rush. Instead, give yourself ample time as you leave your house and get to your destination. This will reduce your want or need to speed on side roads or the highway. Not only can following the speed limit save your life, but it can save you money as well. By minding the speed regulations, you could reduce the amount of gasoline you have to put in your car each week.


It has been estimated that for every 5 mph a driver goes above 60 mph, this is like paying an additional $0.20 per gallon for gas. Hopefully this fact is more reason for you to stop going 80 mph on the highway! Slowing down can also help you avoid a speeding ticket. This is because highway safety officials are becoming stricter about cracking down on speeders. So if you are over the limit, you will have to pay the fine you get. In addition, if you receive a ticket, you could be at risk of losing your license. Too many points against your driving record could mean no driving privileges. Don’t let this happen and follow the rules of the road!

At Hickey-Finn & Co, Inc, we don’t want any of these incidents to happen to you as a result of speeding. This is why we hope these tips help you down the right path in becoming a defensive, safe motorist. Nothing can protect you more than being prepared for the unpredictable road. Minding the speed limit and watching out for out of control drivers are the first steps to take in enjoying your rides more!