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Why speed is a danger in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is recognized to be one of the most densely populated cities in the United States. The city receives numerous tourists and commuters with the Los Angeles Tourism and convention board reporting 48.3 million tourism visits in the year 2017. The drivers on the roads and highways of this city clock in more than 45 million miles.

With so many people walking through the streets of Los Angeles, traffic accidents are widespread. According to the LA Weekly, Los Angeles is the deadliest place to walk.

In Los Angeles, one of the major causes of accidents is speed. When a pedestrian gets into a car accident, the vehicle’s speed has a lot to do with the severity of the injuries. When a motorist drives at a speed of 20 mph or lower, the chances of getting into a fatal accident are slim. However, the chances increase with every speed increase.

When a driver speeds up, it becomes harder to control the car in time and stop any emergency that arises. Slow speed may as well cause accidents when on a freeway. The accident may easily occur when the flow of traffic becomes uneven.

Several reasons may make motorists want to speed up while on the road. Regardless of the reason, the driver may not feel vulnerable while not paying attention to the speed limit. By not respecting the rules on the road, the driver endangers not only their own life but also the lives of other people around. It is imperative to report such motorists to the appropriate authorities so that action can be taken.

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