Share of vehicles speeding on motorways in Great Britain (UK) 2014

Share of vehicles exceeding speed limits on motorways in Great Britain in 2014

by Statista Research Department, last edited May 21, 2015
Share of vehicles speeding on motorways in Great Britain (UK) 2014 This statistic shows the share of vehicles exceeding the speed limit on motorways in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014. The speed limit on UK motorways is 70 mph, except for cars towing and heavy goods vehicles. Almost half of all motorcycles, cars and light goods vehicles exceeded the speed limit when driving on motorways and 17 percent of motorcycles were travelling at 80 mph or faster, 10 mph over the speed limit.
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Share of vehicles exceeding speed limits on motorways in Great Britain in 2014

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Exceeding speed limitExceeding speed limit by 10 mph or more
Motorcycles46%17%
Cars46%11%
Cars towing*31%3%
Light goods47%13%
Buses/coaches6%1%
Rigid heavy goods vehicles**14%0%
Articulated heavy goods vehicles*1%0%
Exceeding speed limitExceeding speed limit by 10 mph or more
Motorcycles46%17%
Cars46%11%
Cars towing*31%3%
Light goods47%13%
Buses/coaches6%1%
Rigid heavy goods vehicles**14%0%
Articulated heavy goods vehicles*1%0%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited May 21, 2015
This statistic shows the share of vehicles exceeding the speed limit on motorways in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2014. The speed limit on UK motorways is 70 mph, except for cars towing and heavy goods vehicles. Almost half of all motorcycles, cars and light goods vehicles exceeded the speed limit when driving on motorways and 17 percent of motorcycles were travelling at 80 mph or faster, 10 mph over the speed limit.
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