Driving at an excessive speed sometimes contributes to serious auto accidents. Lowering the amount of time a driver has to react to things, reducing a driver's control of a vehicle and increasing the severity of a collision in the event one does occur are among the things that driving at an unsafe speed can do. Thus, speed is one of the things to look into when trying to figure out what played a role in a given auto accident and who is liable in relation to the crash.
Given the interplay that sometimes occurs between speed and car accidents, serious debates often arise in relation to proposals to raise a speed limit. Such a debate has arisen regarding a bill here in Massachusetts.