With Google Maps releasing an update that notifies drivers when the speed limit changes, research reveals that nearly 70% of British drivers are already knowingly driving over the speed limit.
Speeding is by far the nation’s most common driving offence, with over two million reported offences in 2016.
But despite the threat of hefty fines, points on a licence, and the very real risk to safety, Brits show no signs of slowing down.
The new study from Fixter shows that over a fifth (21%) of motorists admitted to speeding when they were running late, while over a quarter (27%) said they would speed any time they thought they could get away with it.
More women (36%) than men (24%) declared they have never knowingly driven over the speed limit, while millennials (25-34 years old) were revealed as the age group to speed, with only 20% saying that they would never knowingly exceed the speed limit.
Despite the high numbers of motorists who admit to speeding, three in five (60%) said they believe the current punishments are a sufficient deterrent. However, a fifth (20%) of drivers still think the punishments for ignoring the speed limit should be higher.