In 2020 alone, some 11,258 people lost their lives on our nation’s roadways due to speeding, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Many of us have heard this scary statistic before. So why do people continue to speed? There are three primary reasons why drivers speed: Speeding is a habit; the driver is rushed; or the driver is distracted. No matter the reason, speeding is clearly dangerous and should always be avoided.