Carkeys.co.uk have recently published an article showing some worrying speeding statistics.
Apparently, four in ten motorists admit to breaking the speed limit in 20mph zones by at least 10mph – and these drivers have admitted to doing this on more than one occasion.
Direct Line and Brake, the Road Charity, carried out a survey which revealed the worrying statistics.
40% of those surveyed said that they sometimes drive of speeds of at least 30mph in 20mph zones. And 26% of drivers questioned for this survey said that they did this at least once a month, with 21% of motorists admitting that they regularly speed in 20mph zones.
This is particularly worrying because most 20mph zones tend to be around schools, with lots of children present.
A campaigns advisor for Brake, Alice Bailey, said: “All parents want to know their children are safe while travelling to and from school and playing outdoors. Speed limits are in place to keep all road users safe and if tragedy strikes and a child is hit by a car, the speed it is travelling at could be the difference between life and death.”
The full article, published by carkeys.co.uk, can be found here –