July 24, 2012
Speeding has long been associated with motor vehicle fatalities in Texas, and the problem only continues to grow. When the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety studied the effects of speed limit increases across Texas in 2003, they found that there was a 15 percent increase in the number of fatalities along roadways when speed limits jumped from 55 mph to 70 mph. Since then, the number of speed-related motor vehicle fatalities has only gone up.
One such Texas Car Accident occurred in a neighborhood located in East Austin Thursday night. According to reports from KVUE News, the crash happened on Goodwin Avenue when the driver of a 2001 Chevrolet Impala lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a telephone pole. The passenger in the vehicle was not properly restrained at the time of the collision and was ejected from the vehicle. The young man died at the scene.
So, how do we stop speed related accidents? The first step is through better educating the public on the dangers of speeding, but more importantly, establishing better engineered road designs. Several studies have shown that narrowing streets and creating more turns is the most effective way to prevent drivers from speeding.
The Austin Personal Injury Lawyers with Daniel Stark Injury Lawyers hope that roads can become safer in the future and would like to send their condolences to the family of the young man who died in this accident.