Speeding and South Carolina Car Accidents
Speeding is a factor in many South Carolina car accidents. Excessive speed can cause an accident because it increases a vehicle’s stopping distance, and the laws of physics decrease a car’s stability and maneuverability at higher speeds. Not only can speeding cause a crash, it can also make the resulting injuries much worse.
When drivers speed, they risk not only their own lives, but also the lives of everyone who shares the road. In South Carolina, a speeding driver who causes a crash can be held responsible for the injuries that result. Even if the driver wasn’t exceeding the posted speed limit, the speed could have been too fast for the weather or traffic conditions, meaning the motorist was still negligent.