70 percent of drivers knowingly speed

Drivers speeding

As many as seven in ten UK drivers knowingly speed, according to new research.

The study by Fixter found many drivers deliberately break the law by driving too fast. It comes in response to a recent update for Google Maps, which informs users of speed limit changes in real time. 

Additionally, 21 percent of motorists surveyed admitted that they speed when they’re running late, while 27 percent admitted they do so any time they think they’ll get away with it.

As for those who claim to be saintly behind the wheel, 36 percent of the women surveyed insisted they’d never knowingly gone too fast, compared with just 24 percent of men.

The flat-out generation

Speeding crackdown UK

Around 80 percent of 25 to 34 year-olds said they would knowingly exceed the speed limit. And the others would happily see the 80 percent clamped down on with higher penalties and stronger punishments…

Although many of us do admit to speeding, 60 percent reckon the current punitive measures are a sufficient deterrent.

As for the Google update, it got a good response. Four in 10 said it would allow them to be more cautious when it came to speeding and 26 percent said it will help keep drivers safe.

We wonder how many also took kindly to the idea of being saved points and a fine.