Speed conviction hotspots revealed
Monday 13 September 2010 | By Evolution InternetBack to Newsroom
Pickup truck leasing drivers in St Ives, Cornwall, are the least likely to be convicted of a speeding offence, new research suggests.
A study by car insurance firm Admiral has revealed the places in the UK with the highest and lowest frequency of speeding offences.
The firm found that just 5.5 per cent of motorists in St Ives have points for speeding, followed by Small Heath, Birmingham with 5.8 per cent and Wemyss Bay, Inverclyde with six per cent.
At the other end of the scale, some 25.7 per cent of drivers from Radlett in Hertfordshire have been caught speeding.
Sandbanks, Poole, Dorset (24.2 per cent) and Leatherhead, Surrey (23.1 per cent) complete the top three speeding hotspots.
In all, more than one in ten motorists has a speeding conviction, while 87 per cent admit to breaking the speed limit and 69 per cent think the speed limit on the motorway should be 80mph or more.
"Our statistics show a worrying trend that people see a speed limit as simply a guide rather than a speed that's appropriate for that road," commented Admiral's managing director Sue Longthorn.
A recent survey by RoadPilot found 52 per cent of motorists feel that there is insufficient signage to notify them of local speed limits.