I will admit that on more than just one occasion I have pressed the accelerator pedal a bit too far, as I am sure most drivers did.
And while I may present different motivation for this, fact remains that increased speed also means an increased risk.
Accidents caused by speeding have been on the rise as powerful machines become more and more affordable. But this effect is being mitigated by safety technologies and features and even media campaigns. New Zeeland is currently rolling out such a campaign, and a recent advertisement hits the nail on the head.
The video outlines a very important factor that any driver should take into account. Just because you might be a good driver and think you can control the car perfectly, you can never be sure what the other drivers will do next. A lower speed means a longer time to react to the traffic, preventing tragedies.