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Speeding is a major risk factor for young drivers. Many parents assume their teens don’t speed because they don’t see their teenagers speeding. However, experts agree that the way teenagers drive with their parents isn’t necessarily the way they drive when they think their parents aren’t watching. Even if you think your child doesn’t speed, it’s important to take steps now to prevent dangerous driving.

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Speeding is intensely dangerous for teen drivers because teens may not realize the effect of very high speeds. At very high speeds, a new driver, especially, may lose control of their car and may be unable to correct the situation. The results of any high-speed collision in Hollywood or your community can be devastating.

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Speeding is a major hazard on Hollywood and South Florida roads. Studies suggest that each 1 km/hour increase in speed can increase accident risk an average of 3%. Speed limits are carefully set in Hollywood and other communities. Usually, engineers consider terrain, average speeds of drivers in an area, visibility, and traffic flow when deciding posted speed limits. When motorists exceed these safe speeds, they put themselves and others in danger.

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People speed for any number of reasons: impatience, road rage, and distraction. There’s no reason for speeding, however. The rules of the road – including speed limits – apply to all drivers for a reason.

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Young drivers taking drivers classes are frequently told that driving is a privilege and the dangers of cars are carefully explained. Many young drivers are safe and responsible behind the wheel of a car, but some choose to speed, which can result in deadly single vehicle accidents in Hollywood and other Florida communities.

Single-vehicle accidents that claim the lives of young drivers are devastating for entire communities. A few days ago, two teens were killed in Lakewood Ranch when they lost control of their vehicle. The vehicle struck a tree with such force that car split in two and was tossed across two lanes. The entire community is in mourning over these lives lost too soon.

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