I find this key in the article:
Even if speeders are in perfect control of their vehicle, their speed will haunt them in the event that another driver gets in their way and causes an accident, he added.
"When you look at collision crashes, speeding itself is often not the actual cause of the collision, however, speeding is always an aggravating factor in the collision - the occupant would've been less injured or would've survived if they had been closer to the speed limit," Marchand said.
If everyone is doing 120 then there is no one to cut you off at a slower speed.
Going to winsor this weekend I noticed this:
On way there I only drove with the flow of traffic of most vehicles. I drove between 110- 130.
On way back I set my cruise at 119. I was passed by way more cars than I was passing.
While I can't argue higher speed will cause more damage....simple physics really. I will argue forever that in many cases it was not the speed that caused the accident and therefore not the root cause.
Find the dangerous drivers who are afraid to press there gas pedal and enter the highway at 80km. Find the drivers making unsafe lane changes. Find the drivers weaving in and out of traffic much faster than the flow of traffic. These are drivers causing the accidents.
While I don't drive 150km/hr because I am not willing to take the risk of insurance and other penalities. In proper conditions and proper road (ie straight) I don't see faster speed dangerous.