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.

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

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Release date

May 2015

Region

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

2014

Supplementary notes

The standard motorway speed limit is 70 mph with exceptions stated below.
* Speed limit 60 mph.
** Some HGVs' speed limits are based on load weight and so do not appear in the data, this statistic is based on 3 axle rigid HGVs which have a limit of 60 mph.

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