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The cost of speeding

According to the National Highway Safety Administration, most passenger cars and light trucks guzzle 50% more fuel when traveling at 75 mph than at 55 mph, but that's not the worst of it. Drivers spend $23 billion a year, more than $44 thousand a minute, on speed related crashes.

Speed is a major factor in nearly one third of all deadly wrecks and over half of those fatal crashes happen on rural roads and not on the interstate. Sixty percent of those accidents happen between the hours of 6 am and 6 PM and the majority involve only one car.

If that doesn't scare you this should, the chances of you dying, being disfigured or crippled by an accident doubles for every 10 mph you go over 50.

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