NHTSA launches campaign to curb speeding

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has launched a public education campaign across the country to address speeding.

The Speeding Wrecks Lives campaign is aimed at changing general attitudes toward speeding and reminding drivers of the deadly consequences.

The campaign, which runs through Aug. 14, targets drivers ages 18 to 44, who data show are most likely to be involved in speeding-related fatal crashes.

According to NHTSA data, 11,258 people died in speeding-related crashes in 2020, and speeding was a contributing factor in 29% of all fatal crashes. Even with fewer cars on the road during the pandemic, 2020 saw a dramatic increase (17%) in speeding-related deaths compared to 2019. 

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