Reduce Speeding to Avoid Collisions and Claims

Are you guilty of speeding down the road when you think no one is watching? Although you may be alone on portions of the road, that doesn’t mean accidents are impossible. What if you hit a deer and destroy your vehicle? Or what if you slide in the rain and crash into a tree? All of these incidents are possible, which is why it is important to mind the speed limit and have Ohio auto insurance for back up protection.

Some traffic safety tool can benefit the community when it comes to reducing speeding. However, after months of discussion, the city of Riverside has decided against the idea of installing photo enforcement cameras at key intersections. City Council chose not to pursue a contract with Redflex Traffic Systems due to payment issues. The company conducted a 12-hour survey on February 27 for both red-light and speed violations at five intersections. To counteract the data collected, Police Chief Mark Reiss provided crash data from four intersections over a three-year span (2009-11) for City Council to review and analyze.

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The four intersections were Airway-Woodman, Old Troy Pike-Needmore, Burkhardt-Woodman, and Valley Pike-Harshman. The number of accidents at those four intersections combined decreased from 107 in 2010 to 86 in 2011. Citywide, Riverside police issued about 1,500 more traffic citations in 2011 than in 2010, and accidents decreased by nearly 100 from 2010 to 2011. Reiss said, “It appears the public is largely obeying the speed limits and the traffic signals.”

Although this city did not need the systems, perhaps another area will benefit from it. No matter what tools are used to keep drivers safe, the responsibility starts with the motorist. You don’t want to make careless acts and speed in your vehicle when you could follow the speed limit if you had left on time. At Barker, Beck, Collins & Kronauge Agency, we encourage all drivers to obey the rules of the road so they can avoid serious collisions. However, if the unpredictable occurs, you will need Ohio auto insurance as a safeguard. This policy will fit your specific needs and budget. Your plan can be designed to include coverage such as uninsured motorist, collision, medical injury protection, bodily injury liability, and much more. By addressing your individual needs, we can tailor insurance so that it helps protect you against financial loss.