Kevin Ware went through a terrible injury in 2013, and the courage he’s shown has been an inspiration to many. Now, he’s having to face another challenge on a different court. This time, it’s the Barren County court. He stated he’s ready to accept the judge’s decision.
The Louisville Junior guard faced the media in November 2013 and answered questions about him missing a court session for his speeding ticket. The car in subject is a 2013 Dodger, which Ware reportedly borrowed from his friend, Matt Case, a University of Louisville student. Ware said he’s going to go to court and handle the situation. He also labeled himself a bad friend for making a mistake while driving his friend’s car. Ware sounded very contrite during his statement and is hoping to keep his driver’s license, although he’s ready to face the consequences of his actions.
Speeding is among the major causes of deaths not just in Kentucky, but on all U.S. roads. Speeding, however, can easily be avoided. While driving, it's important to be aware of the speed limit. It's important to go with traffic, but it is our responsibility to not excessively speed. We are not only putting our life in danger but the life of everyone around us is at risk, too. Speeding increases the threat of an injury as well as the severity of injuries. Yes, driving fast can give you an adrenaline rush, especially in the case of modern car owners, but public roads are definitely not the place for that.
Watch your speed
Let's be more cautious of our speed while driving. Here are few ways we can do so:
- Manage time. People tend to drive fast when they’re in a hurry, like running late for work or an appointment. However, driving fast does not guarantee getting to your destination faster. If you think you’ll show up late, notify the group or office before you hit the roads.
- Observe your speeding triggers. Find out when you are most likely to speed. Then it will be easier for you to control your responses to certain traffic situations.
- Watch your speedometer. You might not notice it but you’re already going way too fast.
- Be sensitive of your surroundings. This is especially true when you’re entering residential areas. Slow down on critical spots such as school zones and construction sites as well.
- Beware of the limits. Watch for signs, especially in intersections.
As a Kentucky Accident Attorney, I would like to stress that speed limits aren't supposed to be treated as a target, rather as a maximum. They are there to keep you and others safe. There could be a sharp curve up ahead or construction workers in the road. You need to slow down in these areas. Please always be mindful of the speed limit.