How should I deal with a speeding driver?

On Behalf of | Feb 23, 2021 | Motor Vehicle Accidents |

Speeding is one of the most common traffic violations. It is also as dangerous as it is common. In fact, in 2018 alone, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association estimated that over 9,000 persons died as a result of speeding.

However, even if you adhere to the speed limit yourself, you cannot control what other drivers are doing on the road. If you encounter a speedster, make sure that you move over as far to the right as possible and adjust your driving as necessary.

Taking the right steps

If somebody is coming upon you very quickly, move over as far as you can and let them pass. The good news is that it is likely the speeder will be off down the road very quickly. You also will want to give the speeder a lot of space, particularly if road conditions are not good. Persons who exceed the speed limit are much more likely to lose control of their vehicles.

Speeding is closely related to aggressive driving. In the event that the speeder is also engaging in aggressive movements like tailgating, do not engage. Pull off the road if necessary to let the speeder pass.

What if the speedster will not leave me alone?

If the speedster exhibits signs of road rage, call 911. If at all possible, try to describe the car to the operator. You may also be able to get the license plate of the car. No matter how fast the speedster is driving away from you, they will be unable to evade the police for long.