11/21/2011 // Sulphur Springs, Texas, USA // PRW // Sulphur Springs car accident lawyer Gregg Price
Sulphur Springs, TX — As many Texas’ state highways are about to see a speed increase, the Sulphur Springs car accident lawyers at PRW Lawyers warn lawmakers and motorists of the deadly consequences of the speed limit hike.
The 82nd Texas Legislature passed, and the Governor signed, House Bill 1353 to allow the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to create a 75-mile per hour speed limit on any state highway found to be reasonable and safe through a speed study. The new measure is set to take effect on September 1, reported a TxDOT press release.
“Too many motorists already abuse the 70 mph speed limit by going five or more miles over the posted speed limit. The new law will prompt drivers to increase their speed as the new speed limit takes effect. This will undoubtedly result in more fatal and serious automobile accidents,” states Gregg Price, Sulphur Springs truck accident attorney.
According to the Texas Department of Transportation data, 196 people died in 2010 due to driving over the speed limit. The injury attorneys at PRW Lawyers believe that this number will probably rise as a result of the increased speed limits, leading to even more preventable accidents.
“The most shocking aspect of the new law is that nighttime speed limits for large semi-trucks will be increased from 65 mph to 70 mph. Some drivers currently push the 70 mph rule by driving 5 mph over the limit. If the abuse continues, as most think it will, motorists will now drive close to 80 mph with a posted speed limit of 75 mph,” explains the Texas accident lawyer.
This news reported by Sulphur Springs car accident law firm PRW Lawyers, specializing in personal injury and wrongful death related to motor vehicle crashes.
The seasoned East Texas auto accident attorneys at PRW Lawyers state if you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to the negligence of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages. Located in Sulphur Springs, with more than 30 years of experience litigating the complex personal injury and wrongful death claims of accident victims and their families, contacting the leading Sulphur Springs car accident lawyers at PRW Lawyers may help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
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