Speeding

During 2005, more than 13,000 lives were lost across America in speeding-related traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ()

Even one life lost to speeding is one too many, and here in Las Vegas, Nevada, law enforcement is handing out tickets for public safety, but as well as generating revenue. If you do get a speeding ticket in Las Vegas, our speeding ticket law firm can help.

considers a crash to be speeding-related if the driver was charged with a speeding-related offense, or if the responding officer indicated that the driver was driving too fast for conditions at the time or was exceeding the posted speed limit. In 2005, speeding was a contributing factor in 30 percent of all fatal crashes.

Nationally in 2005, 86 percent of all speeding-related traffic fatalities occurred on non-Interstate roadways — where the posted speed limits were 55 miles per hour or less. According to , a crash on a road with a speed limit of 65 mph or greater is more than twice as likely to result in a fatality than a crash on a road with a speed limit of 45 or 50 mph and nearly five times as likely as a crash on a road with a speed limit of 40 mph or below. Only 14 percent of the nation’s speeding-related fatalities occurred on Interstate highways that year.

Because of this, Las Vegas DUI attorney and speeding ticket attorney Brett Whipple is determined to help save lives by reminding all drivers to stay alert, to watch for and then to obey all posted speed limits, especially in Las Vegas.

Driving above the posted speed limit or speeding in bad weather conditions dramatically increases the chances that a motorist will be involved in a crash. Any time drivers speed, they put themselves, their passengers, and other drivers and pedestrians at tremendous risk.

In 2005, speeding was a factor in 28 percent of fatal crashes on dry roads, and in 33 percent of those on wet roads. In wintry conditions, the numbers were even worse — with speeding a factor in 51 percent of the fatal crashes when there was snow or slush on the road, and in 58 percent of the fatal crashes that occurred on icy roads.

Speeding greatly reduces the driver’s ability to slow a vehicle when necessary or to steer safely around an unexpected curve, another vehicle or hazardous object in the roadway. In school zones or neighborhoods, the driver can strike a child or animal running across the road.

More About Las Vegas Speeding Tickets

Among drivers involved in fatal crashes, young males are the most likely to have been found speeding. In fact, during 2005, 38 percent of male drivers ages 15-20 who were involved in a fatal crash were speeding at the time of the crash.

Speeding motorcyclists are also over represented in crashes. In 2005, 34 percent of all motorcyclists involved in fatal crashes were speeding at the time, compared with 22 percent for passenger car drivers, 18 percent for light-truck drivers and 7 percent for large-truck drivers.

Our goal is to save lives. Please remember there is a reason for posted speed limits. The roadways are dangerous speed limits are designed to protect everyone – drivers, passengers, pedestrians – everyone! The next time you get behind the wheel, please remember to Stop Speeding Before It Stops You.

Nevada Points System

If you just pay your ticket and plead guilty, here is a list of some of the points that can go on your DMV record:

  • Reckless Driving: 8 points
  • Careless Driving: 6 points
  • Following too closely: 4 points
  • Disobeying a traffic signal or stop sign: 4 points
  • Failure to yield right-of-way: 4 points
  • Failure to yield to a pedestrian: 4 points
  • Passing a school bus when signals are flashing: 4 points
  • Speeding 1-10 mph over the speed limit: 1 point
  • Speeding 11-20 mph over the speed limit: 2 points
  • Speeding 21-30 mph over the speed limit: 3 points
  • Speeding 31-40 mph over the speed limit: 4 points
  • Speeding 41 mph or more over posted limit: 5 points

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