The weather is getting warmer and spring will almost be here. Imagine cruising in your car with the windows down listening to your favorite song. You come around a curve on the road and suddenly on the other side is a police officer pointing his radar gun right at you. You nervously look at your speedometer and realize you are over the speed limit. He signals you to pull over. Now you’ve done it! You are getting a speeding ticket.
Nobody likes getting a traffic ticket; they’re expensive and can cause your insurance premium rates to increase. That ticket may have actually saved your life!
According to a recent study, researchers found that for a few weeks after receiving a traffic ticket, a driver’s chances of being killed in an automobile accident decrease by 35 percent. The reason might be that drivers tend to be more cautious and drive slower after getting a speeding ticket. The study published in the Lancet, a British medical journal, compared 10 million drivers in Ontario, Canada, including nearly 9,000 involved in fatal accidents during an 11-year period.
So the next time you see someone getting pulled over for speeding, slow down. It might save your life.