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Research Finds Drivers Regularly Speed

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A recent study has revealed worrying figures when it comes to the driving habits of the UK, revealing that the majority of drivers regularly exceed the speed limit; whilst they were also able to identify common road signs.

The latest study, which involved 2,000 drivers, a number of police forces within the UK and the DVLA, found that one in three drivers are unable to correctly identify the road sign for the national speed limit; yet a fifth of all drivers have received penalty points in the last ten years due to speeding offences.

According to the results of the study, in the last ten year, almost 15 percent of drivers have received nine or more penalty points as a result of speeding, whilst in the last year in excess of 800,000 drivers were disqualified for speeding offences.

In addition, when questioned about speeding habits, those drivers who participated within the study admitted that they regularly speed; with 36 percent stating they always drive above the speed limit in a 30mph zone; with 32 percent admitting to always driving above the speed limit in a 40mph zone.

When it comes to driving within a 70mph zone, according to the data from the study, 43 percent of drivers drive on average at 81mph.

With the latest data revealing that the majority of drivers regularly exceed the speed limit, for those drivers who are facing charges relating to a speeding offence, it is important to get legal advice from an experienced road traffic law solicitor – such as the team at Lester Morrill.

Whether you believe you should not have been awarded points on your licence or if you are facing disqualification and believe this would cause you exceptional hardship, our solicitors will be able to offer legal representation – and to find out if we can assist you, contact us today.