With so many drivers speeding through our city’s neighborhoods, it’s critical that law enforcement officials work to crack down on these drivers and educate the public about the dangers of speeding.
Wilmington, NC (PRWEB) January 24, 2014
Commenting on a news report detailing the City of Wilmington’s efforts to study when, where, and how frequently drivers exceed city speed limits, Wilmington, NC car accident attorney Richard Flexner said today that this data might prove to be essential in preventing traffic accidents across the city.
According to Port City Daily (“Radar data, communication with residents part of plan to slow neighborhood speeders,” January 6), city officials have begun to use “stealth” traffic radar to compile data across city streets to determine the city’s most dangerous streets.
“The Law Offices of Richard Flexner stands firmly behind the City of Wilmington’s efforts to curb speeding within city limits. With so many drivers speeding through our city’s neighborhoods, it’s critical that law enforcement officials work to crack down on these drivers and educate the public about the dangers of speeding,” Flexner said. “As a personal injury lawyer, I have seen first-hand the devastating impact of high-speed crashes.”
According to Port City Daily, between May 2 and June 7, 2013, preliminary findings from the stealth radar system indicated that sixty-one percent of drivers in the Hooker Road and Long Leaf Hills areas exceeded the speed limit by as much as 9 miles per hour. Another one-third of drivers exceeded the speed limit by ten or more miles per hour, according to the article.
In response, city officials plan on compiling further data across the city, using a pair of stealth radar systems to collect non-image data such as the speed of cars traveling through the area, the times drivers are most likely to speed and the frequency of which drivers are recorded exceeding posted speed limits, according to the Port City Daily.
“The dangers of speeding may be apparent to many drivers. But many drivers often choose to disregard posted speed limits, regardless of the consequences. Speeding puts everyone using the road, including pedestrians and bicyclists, in immediate danger. It’s our responsibility to one another to keep our own safety – as well as the safety of others – in mind while passing through these neighborhoods,” Flexner said. “If you have been injured in a high speed accident, you should see the advice of legal counsel. An attorney can hold the negligent individual accountable and help pursue compensation for your losses."
About the Law Offices of Richard Flexner
For over 35 years, attorney Richard Flexner has fought diligently to protect the rights of personal injury victims and families who have lost loved ones in Wilmington and across North Carolina. In addition to handling cases involving high-speed accidents and other matters involving personal injury and wrongful death, Flexner represents North Carolinians who need assistance with workers’ compensation claims. Flexner serves New Hanover County, Brunswick County, Pender County and all of North Carolina. He is a member of the North Carolina Advocates for Justice.
If you were injured, or a loved one was injured or killed in a car accident, call 800-FLEXNER today for a free case consultation.
The Law Offices of Richard Flexner is located at:
3805 Oleander Drive
Wilmington, NC 28403