With UK drivers facing changes to the speeding laws next week, it comes as little surprise that a recent survey has shown how UK drivers are calling for the speed limit of motorways to be increased from 70mph to 80mph.
The research, undertaken by the accident and recovery company Green Flag, revealed how 73% of those motorists interviewed wanted the speed limit on UK motorways to be raised. It further went on to say that motorway speed limits should further be relaxed if the carriageways were clear.
Interestingly, another survey carried out by motoring website honestjohn.co.uk, discovered that 84% of UK motorists did not fully understand or even know of the impending changes to speeding penalties.
The Managing Editor of honestjohn.co.uk stated: “While most people agree that excessive speed has no place on our roads, and that greater deterrents are likely to reduce the amount of deaths and injuries related to speeding, the new fines policy appears to have entered the law almost unnoticed.
“If sentencing guidelines for speeding are heading this way, then in an era of more connectivity behind the wheel, we should be addressing concerns around mobile phone use, in-car app and sat nav distractions in much the same way.
“Harsher fines are a deterrent, but we can’t help but think a better, more modern approach to driver education would have a greater influence on road safety.”
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Freeman & Co. specialise in a wide variety of road traffic cases, ranging from drink driving, speeding and mobile phone offences, to name but a few.
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