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Fast and furious on 18 wheels

Fast and furious on 18 wheels

A large percentage of accidents are caused by drivers moving at high speed. Speeding increases the risk of death and serious injury to those involved. Nearly a third of accidents are caused by speeding. The faster the trucker drives, less time they will have to react and avoid the collision and the bigger the damages and injuries.

You don`t have to go very fast to cause severe damage. Just 5 miles over the speed limit makes a difference. 5 miles in excess could mean the difference in hitting a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorcyclist, hitting another vehicle, property, falling into a chasm, etc. Please, let`s be aware and be civilized. Driving in excess of speed does not represent a great saving of time, but it is guaranteed that it increases the danger for everyone.

Those of us who have the blessing and responsibility of being parents, let remember that we are the model for our children. Therefore, we must teach them the proper and safe way to drive. When you drive, you must do it respecting the speed limits, the distance, the traffic signs and not being an aggressive driver. Remember that they are taking it all in and learning from you. If you, do it properly, you are inadvertently teaching your valuable family a valuable lesson.

If the weather conditions are adverse, you should slow down. If the speed limit is 55 mph, but it is raining, snowing, foggy, or otherwise inclement weather, you should slow down to maintain control of your vehicle and avoid accidents.

Another problem that we frequently face is that of road conditions or events that occur on the road, such as accidents or construction, which reduce the flow of traffic and cause congestion. In these cases, you must adapt your speed to the conditions, otherwise you are putting yourself and other drivers in danger. Be patient. You gain nothing by getting desperate and making unnecessary maneuvers.
We invite you to reflect on the danger of speed, have a blessed day and a safe trip.

Safety at the Wheel


Edic.: 175
Autor: Juan Peña
Date: 2/2022