Find out why they like to speed and when


Data obtained by MoneySuperMarket from the Department for Transport (DfT) has revealed some interesting details about the speeding habits of motorists in the UK, including why they like to speed and when.

Apparently, the most popular day for speeding is Sunday, with many drivers most likely to break the speed limit during the early hours of the morning and according to the research, this continues for every other day of the week, as 63% do so during the hours of 4am and 5am.

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According to data, the most popular day for speeding is Sunday during the early hours of the morning.

In total, 53% of drivers choose Sundays to put their speedo to the test, whereas 51% opt for a Saturday. Following is Monday, Tuesday and Friday on 47%, whilst on a Thursday and last-place Wednesday which is said to be the middle of the week, some 46% of drivers speed on these days and appear to be the most sensible days of the week for motorists.

Insurance enquiry data was also looked at by MoneySuperMarket, who discovered that only 8% of drivers in the UK declare speeding convictions when shopping for car insurance but why is that?

The biggest reason for not declaring such information is to avoid higher premiums, as it costs on average around £72 more with a conviction.

When it comes to why we choose to speed, many drivers play dumb, as 42% claimed they weren’t paying attention to what speed they were doing.

The biggest excuse you could imagine was used by four out of ten – running late, whilst 17% confessed to speeding as just a habit.

Rachel Wait, consumer affairs spokesperson at MoneySuperMarket said: “Our findings suggest that drivers are looking to take advantage of emptier roads on weekends and in the early hours,” adding: “But it is important to remember that there are still major safety rules to abide by, no matter what time it is.”



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