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Speeding Is A Common Moving Violation In Pennsylvania


There are many reasons why drivers speed. Some have completely lost track of how fast they were traveling and are surprised when they look at the dash and realize the speed they are traveling at. Others speed intentionally, either because they want to get somewhere quickly or because they have developed an unhealthy habit of driving too fast.

But the dangers of speeding in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and around the world are real. It is possible you will be involved in a traffic collision that results in high expenses. When navigating property damage bills and injury expenses, connect with a Bucks County personal injury attorney.

Additionally, traffic violations are possible if you were speeding. Penalties, inducing the point system, can have an impact on your life for years. It is important you understand what is on your driving record. Consequences are in place to keep everyone safe, unsafe drivers are a risk on Pennsylvania roadways.

Speed Limits Vary in Different Areas

There is the expectation that drivers will move at safe speeds, which could include adjusting speeds to conditions. For example, if it is dark and stormy, you may receive a traffic collision when your speed is creating an accident risk for others on the roads.

Also, certain areas are given absolute speed limits. Examples of these speed limits follow:

  • Speed limit for school zones is set at 15 miles per hour
  • Urban districts typically have a speed limit of 35 miles per hour
  • Other roadways will have a limit of 55 miles per hour unless it is a freeway.

Speeding can result in expensive fines, insurance bill increases, points on records and driver’s licenses suspensions.

Aggressive and Reckless Driving

According to the law, a person who is driving over the speed limit could be considered an aggressive and reckless driver. For this reason, they could be held liable for accident expenses. This could be true on a sunny day, perfect for driving, when an individual was traveling above a posted speed limit, or when a person was moving at speeds excessive for the conditions.

It is possible an insurance company representative will reach out and offer you a settlement before you have time to do research on the worth of your claim. A Bucks County personal injury attorney has the experience you need. They can look over the details of the speed-related crash and let you know what number would be a full and fair settlement offer. If this isn’t in line with what the insurance company offered, they can negotiate for you.

Were you injured or are coping with the property damage because of a speeding driver? Talk to a lawyer. You may have a right to financial compensation if the accident was caused by another’s negligence. Contact a member of the legal team at Kardos, Rickles & Hand. Our attorneys know how to secure the maximum settlement amount possible. Accidents happen every day. When they happen to you, it is essential you have a lawyer fighting for your rights. Reach out today, call 215-968-6602.

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