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Police: Speeding




If you have concerns or questions about speeding autos on your street please click here to see the Villages Neighborhood Speed Watch Program.

Factoids – 



Speeding is a contributing factor in about 1/8 of all crashes. 

Speeding is a contributing factor in about 1/3 of all fatal crashes. 

86 % of Speed related fatalities occurred on roads that are not highways. 

More than 60% of all crashes occur between the Speeds of 0 and 40 mph. 

The force of impact during a crash is more than 1/3 greater at 35 mph than at 30 mph. 

For each 1 mph reduction in average Speeds, translates roughly to a 5% reduction in vehicle crashes.

Speeding related crashes are estimated to be $40.4 Billion annually, which represents approximately 18 % of all crashes.


5 types of HARM due to SPEEDING in a residential area –



Citizens fear for children’s safety. 

Increases the risk of vehicle crashes.

Pedestrians / Bicyclists fear for their safety.

Increases the seriousness of injuries to all involved in a crash.

Increased vehicular noise from both engine acceleration and tire friction.



5 reasons SPEED increases injuries in a crash –



Driver is more likely to lose control. 

Crashes are more severe at higher speeds.

Vehicle’s safety equipment is less effective.

The distance it takes to stop the vehicle is greater.

Vehicle travels farther during the time it takes to react to a hazard.