Chesapeake is an independent city in Virginia. That means the city isn’t located in a county, but has governmental powers similar to a consolidated city-county. With an estimated 244,835 residents, the city is the second largest city in Virginia.
In 2019, Chesapeake had a total of 2,484 traffic accidents. There were 1,760 non-fatal injuries. And there were 17 fatalities.
According to the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles, speeding was the number one cause of accidents in the area. There were also cases of drunk driving, failing to wear a seat belt, and distracted driving. But more than 600 of the crashes occurred because of speeding.
According to the United States Department of Transportation, speeding killed more than 9,500 US citizens in 2018. Speeding might get you there faster, but it could also get you killed or kill someone else. Speed limits exist to help keep the roads safe for everyone.
If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve received a speeding ticket. If not a speeding ticket, then perhaps a ticket for some other infraction. A defensive driving course can possibly get your ticket dismissed. You’ll avoid paying a fine, get the ticket removed from your record, and benefit from taking the course.