The NMA promotes open discussions and debates on issues facing motorists. Occasionally we may post an article that expresses a viewpoint that doesn’t comport with our position on an issue, mainly to see how readers feel about it. This is one such article.
Excessive speed continues to be a persistent factor in a staggering number of motor vehicle crashes each year; it’s involved in nearly one third of all deaths. And little progress has been made to reduce speeding-related crashes, because the issue does not receive the attention it should, and speeding is “widely deemed culturally acceptable” and does not carry a stigma like many other serious traffic safety offences.