No need for speed
Do you think you need to break the speed limit to get to your destination faster? Then you’ve probably fallen for the “speed fallacy”, which causes drivers to overestimate how much time they can save by driving faster. In reality, the time you save is just not worth risking your life for.
It doesn’t even take a breakneck speed for that link to become noticeable: a 5% increase in average speed leads to a 10% increase in crashes causing injuries, and a 20% increase in fatal crashes.
Higher speed also increases the crash energy by the square of the speeds. For example, when impact speed increases by 50%, the energy that has to be absorbed by the vehicle increases by 125%. Nonetheless, 40 to 50% of drivers on public roads travel faster than the speed limit, most often citing a need to arrive at their destination quickly. However, studies have repeatedly proven that drivers hugely overestimate the amount of time they can gain by speeding.
It’s better to arrive a little late and alive !
It is always better to respect your life and know its worth . Unfortunately at times, no matter how carefully you abide by the speed limit, there may be somebody else whose mistakes on the road might prove risky to you and to your car . For those unfortunate times , and for your love towards your car, insure it today with Bajaj Allianz Motor Insurance and stay ahead and safe on the road always !