Three quarters of UK drivers admit to speeding
By Pardoes Solicitors | Tuesday, September 04, 2012, 11:32
More than three in four UK motorists breach the law by driving over the speed limits, new research from YouGov shows. What's more, a quarter of those polled find nothing wrong with speeding, according to the survey commissioned by insurance company Admiral.
The reason why so many motorists seem unconcerned about driving over the limit is because they regard speed limits as a recommendation rather than a law, researchers note. Dave Halliday, Admiral managing director, says that the trend is worrying as many motorists disregard the law. He proposes that younger drivers should be re-educated on the matter in a bid to make UK roads safer.
There is a notable difference in perception between genders, the annual Admiral Survey of Motorists finds. While some 82% of men admit to speeding, just 73% of female respondents do so. The proportion of those who view the offence as something acceptable is 36% and 17% for the two genders respectively.
As far as age goes, young drivers may not statistically be most likely to speed, with 72% of them admitting to doing so, but they are most likely to justify it and see it as acceptable behaviour (36%). Those who are most likely to drive too fast are motorists within the 35-to-39-year-old range (81%), with 35% of them claiming that speeding is not something to worry about.
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