Car Accident Info Center
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Motor Vehicle Speed

Motor vehicle speed is the cause of many car accidents in Jacksonville, Florida and other cities. It should be noted that there is a difference between "Unlawful Speed" and "Unsafe Speed". Unlawful Speed involves the driving of a motor vehicle in excess of the posted speed limits. Exceeding the posted speed limit can result in the issuance of a traffic citation and can result in points against the driver's license of the speeding driver. See Section 316.184, Florida Statutes - Unlawful Speed for the general laws in place in the State of Florida for posted speed limits rules and regulations.

"Unsafe Speed" is a bit different than "Unlawful Speed". "Unsafe Speed" involves driving a motor vehicle too fast for traffic, road conditions, weather conditions, and for the proper control and operation of the motor

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Speed is one of many factors considered when evaluating liability or fault for a car accident. . .

It should be noted that speed is just one factor that is considered when assessing fault or responsibility for a car accident. If a driver exceeds the posted speed limit, this can be considered along with other factor to determine if the driver's violation of the posted speed limit was the proximate cause of the crash or accident. It should also be noted that Florida is a comparative fault state. In other words, the fault or liability for a crash or accident can be apportioned to two or more drivers.

Here are some examples of speed as a factor contributing to or causing a car accident. . .

Speed can be a factor to car accidents like the following ones common in Florida and other states.

A driver is going too fast for traffic conditions and fails to bring his vehicle to stop in rush hour traffic. As a result thereof, the driver rear ends the vehicle in front of him that was stopped for traffic.

With rainy weather and wet roads, a driver, who is actually driving 70 miles per hour which is within the speed limit on Interstate 95, loses control of his vehicle, veers into the adjacent lane, and crashes into the vehicle next to him.

A driver exceeds the posted speed limit of 15 miles per hour in a school zone and hits a child pedestrian attempting to cross the street in a crosswalk with a green lit pedestrian signal.

Of course, there are a myriad of ways in which a car accident can occur that is caused due to "Unlawful Speed" and / or "Unsafe Speed". Distracted driving can also play a part in the response time for the driver. Just a few seconds of inattention can prove the difference between making a safe stop and causing a horrific car accident that leads to serious personal injuries to another driver, passenger, pedestrian, motorcyclist, or bicyclist.

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