NTSB: “Speeding is an underappreciated problem”

In a recently released safety study, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) wrote, “Although speeding is one of the most common factors in motor vehicle crashes in the US, it is an underappreciated problem, involved in about 10,000 highway fatalities each year.“

Between 2005 and 2014 more than 112,500 people died in speeding-related US highway crashes. An almost equal number of people died in alcohol-involved crashes over that same period. Yet, speeding has few negative social consequences associated with it. 

The NTSB goes on to say, “In a speeding-related crash, there is a greater chance of being injured and the injuries are likely to be more severe or fatal.”

The report states, “Appropriately set speed limits must be enforced to be optimally effective.” Yet, the agency acknowledges, enforcement is a problem for law enforcement agencies as staffing levels are low, and officers have other duties beyond traffic enforcement.

This is why we at Radarsign take such pride in the work we do. A driver feedback sign from Radarsign is more than a high quality, cutting-edge product. It is a potentially life-saving device. Even when a police officer cannot be present, the radar speed signs use proven scientific techniques to modify the behavior of speeding drivers, resulting in much safer streets for everyone. 

Charlie Robeson: Radarsign® Co-founder & Director of Sales and Marketing