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Traffic Safety Laws

             Many people question the existence of traffic safety laws. Even though I am a relatively young driver, I have found traffic laws to be quite frustrating. When one first receives his license, he wants to, “own the road.” Most of my friends have received at least one speeding ticket since they have started driving. These tickets, while they are annoying, are in fact necessary for public safety.
             Most people are selfish in the respect that they find speeding tickets as irritating, or as a way for police officers to, “make their quota”; however, if one took the time out to look outside the box, the need for speeding ticket administration would be quite clear. .
             There is an apparent statistical correlation between vehicles traveling at high speeds and the occurrence of deadly accidents. There are a few reasons for the existence of this cause and effect relationship; according to the laws of physics, the faster an object is moving, the higher the potential damage it can cause. Common sense will tell you, the faster a car is going, and the harder it is to control and/or stop. In drivers’ education, we were required to watch videos of various traffic accidents. The most devastating accidents usually featured car(s) driving above the speed limit. The drivers either lost control of the car, or tried to stop short due to an unexpected stopped car, red light, or debris in the road. .
             Even the best diver in the world has the potential for getting into an accident every time he/she gets behind the wheel of a vehicle; this is why traffic safety laws have been imposed. If it weren’t for traffic safety laws, drivers would as drive as fast as they please wherever they wanted, thus increasing casualties due to traffic accidents. For example, the speed limit in a school zone is usually 20 miles an hour due to the high probability of small children walking into the street and potentially being struck by a moving vehicle.