Does Speed Kill? No, but Stupidity Does.
If you’ve driven to Portales and back recently chances are you’ve seen the billboard that says “Don’t Speed, Lives Depend on It” – and if you’re like me you just roll your eyes and slam on the accelerator in an act of blatant rebellion.
I thought we were done with the unfounded, idiotic saying “speed kills,” but I guess not. There have been numerous studies conducted proving that there is no correlation between speeding, and automobile related accidents – in fact some studies even suggest that higher speed limits lead to less vehicle crashes, but the “speed kills” slogan continues to be propagated as if it were a fact.
I found this awesome video that addresses the issue from a Canadian perspective, but the information provided is very relevant to the United States as well. The video is 15 minutes long, but it’s worth watching.