Driving at high speeds can lead to devastating consequences and endangers everyone sharing the road, including other drivers and pedestrians. Alcohol consumption is a common factor involved in speeding crashes on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2018, drivers who were speeding when in fatal crashes were more likely to have been drinking and drinking more than those drivers who were not speeding.
In recent news, an 18-year-old male died after his vehicle was struck in the rear by another motor vehicle. According to initial investigations, speeding and alcohol appear to be contributing factors to the crash. When responders arrived on the scene, they found one driver unconscious. The driver was taken to a local hospital, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
In general, states have different speed limits depending on the type of road, whether it is residential or non-residential, whether it is straight or curvy road, and so on. Speed limits are typically laws that set maximum speed limits in certain settings, but the reasonable speed a car should be going can change depending on factors such as traffic, construction, and weather conditions.