Richmond is the capital city of the state of Virginia. It’s an independent city that has the same governmental powers as a combined county-city. As of 2019, Richmond is estimated to have 226,622 residents.
Richmond had a total of 6,171 car crashes in 2019. There were 3,108 life-threatening injuries, and 16 people were killed in traffic fatalities.
Speeding was the number one cause of accidents in the area. There were 892 speed-related accidents, and 7 speed-related deaths. And more than 400 people suffered life-threatening injuries because of speed-related accidents. There were also incidents of drunk driving, distracted driving, and failing to wear a seat belt. But those incidents paled in comparison to the number of speeding drivers.
Have you received a ticket for speeding in Richmond? Would you like to become a safer driver? A defensive driving course can possibly help. The course will teach you about the dangers of speeding. You’ll become reacquainted with the rules of the road. And in some cases, you might even get your speeding ticket dismissed.