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What is speeding under North Carolina law?

On Behalf of | May 2, 2020 | Car Accidents |

Right now, with so many people avoiding social contact or working from home, the roads have been remarkably empty. That’s encouraged a number of drivers to put their feet on their gas pedals and see just how fast they can travel. Police officers in various parts of the country are reporting increased incidents of speeding in excess of 100 miles per hour. Even though accident rates are down, it’s more important than ever to be conscious of the dangers of excessive speeding and speeders.

What is excessive speeding in North Carolina law?

This simply means that drivers may be moving at an unsafe speed given the specific road conditions. Factors used in evaluating the road conditions may include fixed conditions, like the posted speed limit, or variable factors, like traffic and visibility.

Because of this, it’s possible for a driver to be moving at a negligent rate of speed even if they aren’t going faster than the posted limit. Rain, ice, fog and other factors can all require drivers to slow down in order to be safe, responsible commuters.

What if a speeder causes an accident?

Accidents involving high-speed impacts are often more severe than ordinary motor vehicle wrecks. The speeder will probably face charges, if the accident is serious enough — but it may also be necessary to pursue a personal injury claim in civil court, as well. Victims usually suffer significant and personal losses for which they deserve compensation.

Were you or your loved one injured due to a reckless, speeding driver? An attorney can help victims get financial damages to help with their recovery.