No matter where a person drives, there are four facts that can help you avoid a speeding violation.
1. Watch for School Zones
Areas posting 20 mph are often school zones and neighborhoods, for example. Divided highways and county roads generally are 55 mph with bigger roads such as the highway or freeway having a higher speed limit, which is usually at least 65 mph.
2. Wear a Seat Belt and Put Children in the Proper Safety Restraint
Seat belts are designed to keep a person in place and safe if there happens to be an accident. These devices are used to help at least minimize injuries. The same is true for a child safety restraint. Not only are these safety devices helpful, they are required by law. If you are stopped for speeding, that’s an opportunity for an officer to also issue a ticket for seat belt or child safety restraint issues.
3. Do Not Multi-Task
Multi-tasking while driving not only leads to speeding, it can lead to an accident, as well. This means no talking on a cell phone, texting or applying makeup while driving. It only takes one distracted moment to get into a serious accident.
4. No Impaired Driving
There are many ways this can happen, whether it’s due to drugs or alcohol, or simply from being too tired. Impaired drivers are less likely to follow the rules of the road, such as speed laws. Make sure you are mentally and physically ready to drive every time you get behind the wheel.
If you do end up in an accident because of speeding or other issues, a car accident lawyer Chicago has to offer is ready to help.