If caught speeding, the result can be a hefty fine, penalty points or even a driving ban


According to new research conducted by Fixter, around seven in 10 drivers in the UK consciously speed, meaning around 70% of drivers deliberately choose to break the law by going too fast.

The study has been carried out following an update recently for Google Maps, which lets people using their app know what the speed limit changes are in real time.

Short, Simple, Clear Car Leasing

New research suggests 70% of drivers in the UK consciously speed. © Copyright Bob Harvey and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.

What the study also showed, is that 21% of those taking part confessed to speeding when running late, whilst 27% admitted to doing so whenever they thought it was possible to get away with it.

And as for those who believe they act like angels whilst driving, 36% of the females polled maintained that they’d never consciously driven too fast in comparison to just 24% of male drivers taking part in the study.

Additionally, around 80% of 25 to 24 year-olds admitted to consciously breaking the law and speeding, with the others claiming they’d be happy to see that 80% dealt with by receiving bigger penalties and tougher punishments.

However, whilst most of us do own up to speeding, 60% believe the current disciplinary measures are an acceptable deterrent.

As far as as the Google update is concerned, it was greeted with a good response, as four in 10 said it would ensure they took more care with their speed, whilst 26% thought it would help drivers to stay safe.


For more information regarding our business/personal car & van leasing services and fantastic offers, please call us TODAY on 01904 55 75 44 or simply complete our no obligation ‘Quick Quote’ form.

Can’t see the exact model you’re looking to lease? Please get in touch: sales@clearcarleasing.co.uk or chat with us NOW via our online ‘We are here!’ service and we” do everything we can to find the right vehicle for you.

0 thoughts on “New research suggests 70% of drivers consciously speed”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Posts


New report discovers private parking firms set to hand out record 6.5million tickets in one year!

Quarterly figures suggest over 16,000 drivers are targeted each day!   A new report has discovered that private parking firms in the UK are set to hand out a record 6.5million tickets in one year! Read more...


What was the UK’s favourite car colour for 2017?

Did white come out on top again or has another colour captured our imagination?..   Colour is important and not more so than when choosing what colour of car we would next like to drive. Read more...


The Mark I Ford Escort – 50 years old in 2018!

Happy 50th Birthday to the much loved Mark I Ford Escort!   It’s a classic car that’s much loved around the world and this year it celebrates 50 years since it first appeared in front Read more...