Poll finds 94.6% of motorway drivers speed
Tuesday 04 October 2011 | By Evolution InternetBack to Newsroom
New research may surprise Nissan Nivara drivers, as it has been revealed that 94.6 per cent of motorists ignore motorway speed limits.
A study conducted by Autocar found that nearly all individuals travel above 70mph when behind the wheel, with 6.1 per cent claiming to always drive at 90mph.
"With such a high proportion of motorists breaking the speed limit, it seems that the prime minister David Cameron looking at raising the motorway speed limit will be popular with the motorist," Autocar editor Jim Holder commented.
The government announced last week proposals to increase the legal speed to 80mph from 70mph in a bid to make highways more efficient.
However, a poll by Autocar revealed only 41.5 per cent of people would welcome the move, with Mr Holder suggesting reducing fuel duty costs would be more popular.
If the speed limit was raised, only 34.7 per cent of respondents said they would be happy for a corresponding increase in penalties for speeding to be introduced.