For some people speeding is fun, for others, perhaps over-scheduled, it seems a necessity to get somewhere on time. Not only do these people risk traffic tickets, they risk their own and others’ safety.
Speeding increases both the likelihood and the damage of an accident. The momentum of the car that hit you was higher due to the speed. Speeding increases the risk of skidding on slick surfaces, lengthened stopping distance, and reduces reaction time. It is more difficult to notice signs, other vehicles, and dangers ahead.