BenzWorld Junior Member
Date registered: May 2013
Vehicle: 1997 MB S420
Location: Fallbrook, California, USA
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I can tell you volumes of stories about what speed has done to people, their families, their businesses, their friends - it does not end.
The short speech is this: Speed Kills! All it takes is a tire coming apart, hitting an oil slick on the road, brake failure, steering failure, rain, snow, ice, and any number of other conditions. I am not chastising anyone here. I admit I have gone way too fast. However, I have tokens of reminders about what happens to speeders when things get out of control. All of those reminders arose out of the grief of other people when I was first to arrive at the scene. The impressions never go away. It is as though they are etched on your brain.
I don't speed and encourage others not to, not because it is against the law which is reason enough but because the consequences are a burden that gets distributed to the families and friends of all of those involved whether it be death or severe injury. It is not just financial. It is social, economic, spiritual, and in the case of the breadwinner, often a loss of income to support the family.
I am not suggesting for a moment that dire consequences will arise out of every excessive speed episode. That is simply not the case. What I am suggesting is that IF it happens during the course of a collision it is not a pretty picture - ever.