During 2015, more than 9,500 lives were lost across America in speeding-related traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Because of this, we’re determined to help save lives by reminding all drivers to stay alert, to watch for and then to obey all posted speed limits, especially along the rural roads throughout Lexington County.

Driving above the posted speed limit or speeding in bad weather conditions dramatically increases the chances that a motorist will be involved in a crash. Any time a driver speeds, they put themselves, their passengers, and other drivers and pedestrians at tremendous risk.

Speeding greatly reduces the driver’s ability to slow a vehicle when necessary or to steer safely around an unexpected curve, another vehicle or hazardous object in the roadway.  In school zones or neighborhoods, the driver can strike a child or animal running across the road.

Our goal is to save lives. Please remember there is a reason for posted speed limits. The roadways are dangerous, and speed limits are designed to protect everyone – drivers, passengers, pedestrians – everyone! The next time you get behind the wheel, please remember to “Stop Speeding Before It Stops You.”