NBC-2 reports that a Florida man was busted for speeding at 100 m.p.h. and causing a wreck. The crash occurred on September 24th. Jivon Rodriguez was driving 102 m.p.h. on Del Prado Boulevard South, which is a 45-m.p.h. zone. As Franklin Mihacy attempted to turn left onto SE 14th Street, he turned into the path of Rodriguez.
Rodriguez slammed into the side of Mihacy’s car spinning both vehicles around. Mihacy’s Ford Edge then collided with an electrical utility box and a telephone pole. Both Rodriguez and his passenger suffered from injuries in the crash. Mihacy was also seriously injured. Crash investigators have determined that speed was a factor in the crash. Rodriguez was arrested and booked into the Lee County Jail.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, for the past two decades, speed has been a major factor in nearly one-third of all accident fatalities. In 2018 alone, speeding killed 9,378 people. In 2017, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities. Speeding is classified as an aggressive driving behavior. Traffic congestion is the most frequently mentioned contributing factor to aggressive driving, including speeding. Running late is also frequently cited as a factor. Speeding is also associated with failure to buckle up; 49% of speeding drivers involved in fatal crashes were not wearing seat belts. Statistically, men are more likely to speed than women.