A report from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) in the US highlights the risk of speeding. According to the report, over 112,500 people were killed in crashes on US roads between 2005 and 2014, with speeding being a major contributory factor in a significant proportion of those fatal incidents.
The NTSB has issued 19 safety recommendations in a bid to tackle the problem.
According to the NTSB, many drivers are aware of the risk of driving under the influence of alcohol. However far fewer drivers understand that speeding can pose similar risks, particularly in adverse weather conditions.
The NTSB says that more measures are required to deter drivers from speeding, including the use of average speed cameras and high visibility enforcement actions by police officers.