Crash Involving Seven Vehicles Reported on Highway 29 in Escambia County, Florida (FL)
ESCAMBIA COUNTY, FL- Northescambia.com writes that seven vehicles were involved in a collision this week in Cantonment. According to witnesses, a yellow Chevrolet Corvette was speeding in the area prior to the wreck.*
Reports state that the collision took place in the evening on Highway 29 close to its intersection with Muscogee Road.
While the crash led to injuries, it is not currently clear how many people were harmed, but none of the injuries were life-threatening. The incident is still under investigation.
Speeding remains one of the leading causes of crashes in the United States. In 2018, speed was a contributing factor in 9,378 crash-related fatalities. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) writes that speed limits are created as a way to keep road users safe, and violating them creates severe dangers.
When a driver speeds, they have a higher chance of losing control of their car. Additionally, the safety equipment in the vehicle becomes less effective at higher speeds, meaning that in the event of a crash, the occupants will be more at risk of suffering injuries.
The ability to stop in an emergency is also compromised at high speeds making the chances of a crash greater for fast-moving vehicles. Speeding also causes a greater loss of fuel and costs the driver money.
Drivers often feel compelled to speed to save time or because they are frustrated by traffic conditions. However, speeding puts the driver and everyone around them at risk.
For motorists who witness a speeding driver, the NHTSA says to give them plenty of space so that they do not put you at risk.
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