Safe Speeding: Why Can’t US Drivers Do It?
While the stats are a little dated, this article proves speeding isn’t as dangerous as some revenue driven authorities maintain. In 2012, there were 44 traffic related deaths per one million inhabitants in Germany. Remember, this is where drivers can exceed 200 mph on public roads like the Autobahn. While there are various thoughts on why the US has a 2.5 times higher fatality rate (104 traffic related deaths per million), one thing is clear:
speed enforcement in the US is more about collecting revenue for government budgets and doesn’t impact our nation’s roads safety as much as government and law enforcement officials claim.