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Published on Jul 7, 2022 at 3:25 pm in Lyft Accidents.
Speeding is something we literally see on the roadway every single day. Sometimes because we see something frequently, we normalize it. When we are in the back of a Lyft rideshare, we may be paying even less attention to whether the driver is going the speed limit or not. Speeding Lyft drivers are a serious roadway hazard. If a driver causes an accident and you suffer injuries, reach out to a Lyft accident attorney in the San Diego area right away,
Speeding is illegal, yes, but more than that, it is robbing our society of so much:
Roadways have actually gotten more dangerous since the rise of rideshare apps. One study compared data from Lyft and Uber with data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Researchers concluded that after a rideshare app was launched in a new city, gas use, the number of cars registered, distances driven, time spent sitting in traffic, and fatal traffic collisions all increased.
Clearly, everyone is aware that speeding is a serious public health threat and something we should all be concerned about. Here are a few statistics to really drive home the dangers and reality of speeding:
In 2020, an ongoing trend in reduced speeding fatalities was reversed. Deaths caused by exceeding the speed limit jumped up 17%, according to the National Safety Council. This is the most speeding-related death in over ten years, sadly. At the present moment, speeding deaths make up 29% of all car accident fatalities, which is unfortunately up from 26% in 2019.
Uber created a feature in their app that tracks whether a driver is speeding or not. Since the app already has GPS tracking, that seems pretty reasonable. Lyft, however, based on research available, has no such feature and does not track driver speeding. The Reddit Rideshare Driver forum says that speeding Lyft drivers might get a warning notification if they arrive at a destination too early, but that is all the data available online.
If your Lyft driver was breaking the speed limit when your accident occurred, RideApp Law Group can help. We are a Southern California-based law firm handling rideshare-based injury claims exclusively. Contact us today for a free consultation.