Driving is something that many of us enjoy while others are absolutely terrified every time they are behind the wheel. Way back Henry Ford created the motor vehicle and since then we have seen technology take over the industry making better cars with more safety measures. Although the vehicles have been becoming better and safer, there are still some not so smart drivers operating these cars.

With that being said, one of the biggest factors in fatal car crashes across not only the country but the world as a whole, is speeding. Many people have found that you can drive somewhere between 5-10 over the speed limit without being stopped by the police but some people take it a little too far and excessively speed. These speeders often put all other drivers in danger. Every state has its speeders but some states speeders are more dangerous than others as they cause more fatal crashes. It's no surprise that Illinois is on this list, but where exactly did they fall?

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Illinois ranks third in the country for the amount of fatal crashes that were caused by drivers who were speeding. As someone who was taught to drive by someone from Chicago and as somebody who spends a decent amount of time in Illinois, I can tell you that this is no surprise. The expressways are an every man for themselves mess as there are people driving 20 mph over the limit and others driving below the limit. Either way, the high speeds have caused a large number of fatal crashes.

The study was conducted by personal injury attorneys serving Louisiana Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, utilizing the latest available data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) on vehicles involved in fatal crashes between 2017 and 2021 where speed was recorded. It calculated the percentage of vehicles that were traveling at speeds exceeding 80 miles per hour (MPH) to discover the states with the highest rates. Illinois stood third, with 16.27% of vehicles in fatal crashes traveling at high speeds, meaning there were 212 whose speed was measured at or above 80 MPH, out of a total of 1,303 vehicles in deadly collisions where speed was documented.

Digger Earles from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers said: "The dangers of speeding are clear for all to see, but this study highlights that many drivers are unable to resist the temptation to go way above the speed limit. At the national level more than 108,000 vehicles were in fatal crashes where their speed was recorded, and nearly 8,000 were found to be traveling faster than 80 miles per hour, while more than 2,000 were above 100 miles per hour.”

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To identify the car brands with the most speed-prone drivers, the data scientists at Insurify turned to their database of more than 4.6 million car insurance applications. When applying for car insurance, drivers disclose their vehicle make and model, as well as any citations, such as speeding tickets, they have on their driving record within the past seven years. For each vehicle brand, Insurify data scientists compared the number of drivers reporting a speeding ticket against the total number of drivers in the database to determine the share of drivers with a speeding ticket.

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