Oceanside Car Accident Lawyer Perspective – Speeding a Big Problem Here

Oceanside Car Accident Lawyer

All of us, or nearly all of us, have exceeded the speed limit while behind the wheel from time to time.  Many of us do not fully understand the danger involved with speeding.  What’s important to us at the time is to spend less time on the road.  Unfortunately, speeding is a big risk, and based on accident data it appears to be a big problem in Oceanside.  For whatever reason, traveling at an unsafe speed is far-and-away the most common mistake made in Oceanside that leads to crashes.  Below you’ll find a breakdown of this accident data that covers the three most recent complete calendar years.  Contact an Oceanside car accident lawyer if you’ve been injured by a speeding motorist.

Oceanside Car Accident Data – 2013

There were 569 Oceanside car accidents in 2013, leading to 786 people either being injured or killed as a result of these crashes.  Below are the five most common causes of Oceanside car accidents during 2013:

  1. Unsafe speed – 36 percent
  2. Automobile right of way – 13.4 percent
  3. Driving or bicycling under the influence of alcohol or drugs – 9.8 percent
  4. Improper turning – 8.3 percent
  5. Traffic signals and signs – 6.5 percent

Not only was unsafe speed the leading cause of Oceanside car accidents in 2013, but it was nearly three times as common as the next most common problem, which was automobile right of way.

Oceanside Car Accident Data – 2014

The number of Oceanside car accidents rose from 569 to 756 between 2013 and 2014, and the number of people injured or killed rose from 786 to 1,103.  While each of those statistics show a sharp rise, one thing remained consistent.  That consistency was the leading cause of Oceanside car accidents in 2014.  Below are the 5 most common causes of crashes from that year:

  1. Unsafe speed – 38.5 percent
  2. Automobile right of way – 10.7 percent
  3. Traffic signals and signs – 9.3 percent
  4. Improper turning – 7.9 percent
  5. Driving or bicycling under the influence of alcohol or drugs – 7.4 percent

Nearly four times as many crashes were caused by unsafe speed in Oceanside in 2014 than for any other reason.

Oceanside Car Accident Data – 2015

Things changed slightly in terms of the overall number of Oceanside car accidents in 2015 as compared to 2014.  The overall number of crashes rose to 759, but the number of people injured or killed dropped to 1,052.  Once again, though, unsafe speed remained the biggest problem behind the wheel relating to crashes.  Below are the top 5 causes of 2015:

  1. Unsafe speed – 36.9 percent
  2. Automobile right of way – 10.1 percent
  3. Improper turning – 9.6 percent
  4. Traffic signals and signs – 8.4 percent
  5. Driving or bicycling under the influence of alcohol or drugs – 7.5 percent

The statistics speak for themselves – traveling at an unsafe speed is a serious problem in Oceanside.

Contact an Oceanside Car Accident Lawyer

Contact an Oceanside car accident lawyer at Gomez Trial Attorneys to schedule a free initial consultation if you’ve been injured by a driver who was speeding or acting negligently in any other way.  You may need help holding those responsible for your losses accountable, and legal help is the best way to make sure you’re pursuing all of those losses.

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