THE MINNESOTA CAR ACCIDENT INJURY LAWYERS AT SCHMIDT AND SALITA LAW TEAM WANT REMIND YOU TO BE CAUTIOUS WHILE DRIVING AND YIELD TO MORE AGGRESSIVE VEHICLES.
Speeding and Aggressive Driving
Speeding – defined as “exceeding the posted speed limit, driving too fast for conditions, or racing” – is a dangerous driving behavior that is often overlooked.
Despite progress in other areas, such as increased seat belt usage and fewer drunk driving deaths, speeding continues to be a contributing factor in a significant number of roadway fatalities. In 2016, there were 9,717 people who died in speeding-related crashes (26% of all fatalities).1
Speeding is often one component of aggressive driving, which the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) defines as “committing a combination of moving traffic offenses so as to endanger other persons or property.” Some states have passed aggressive driving laws that delineate these actions, including: speeding; red light running; failure to yield; following too closely; improper passing; etc.
States are combating speeding and aggressive driving in several ways, including increased data-driven enforcement, technological advances, and public information and education programs that focus on the dangers of aggressive driving, provide tips for safe driving or publicize upcoming enforcement programs.
GHSA recommends that states address speeding through aggressive driving enforcement and targeted enforcement in school and work zones, since approaches in these areas have a higher degree of public support.
In addition, GHSA encourages NHTSA to: sponsor a national high-visibility enforcement campaign on speeding and aggressive driving; promote best practices in automated enforcement strategies; and sponsor a national forum on speeding and aggressive driving to bring experts together to develop an action plan and share tools and best practices.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team Handles a Wide Variety of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Claims.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team handles cases involving car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian car accidents, and bicycle accidents. It has many years’ experience in workers compensation , products liability and medical malpractice cases.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has extensive experience with concussion injuries, traumatic brain injuries, neck and back injuries, whiplash injuries, broken bones, injured joint injuries (knee, hip, shoulder, wrist, ankle, spinal), amputation injuries, and vision and eye injuries.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has offices through out the State of Minnesota. Its primary location is at Ridgedale Office Center in Minnetonka, near the intersection of I394 and I494. The offices are handicap accessible with ample parking.
The Schmidt Salita Team Offers Contingent Fee Arrangements.
The firm offers contingent fee agreements (You don’t pay lawyers fees until you collect and then only as a percentage of the settlement). It also offers home and hospital visits to clients whose injuries present difficulty in coming to the office.
“PERSONAL INJURY WITH PERSONAL ATTENTION TO EACH CASE”.
The Schmidt Salita Law Team has locations throughout the Twin Cities metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, as well as Minnetonka, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Osseo, Anoka, Coon Rapids, Brooklyn Center, Fridley, Blaine, Shoreview, Woodbury, Falcon Heights, Columbia Park, Stillwater, Hastings, Inver Grove, Cottage Grove, South St. Paul, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Savage, Shakopee, Richfield, Bloomington, Chaska, Chanhassen, Edina, Eden Prairie, and Hopkins.