Speeding and you
Do you speed?
Yes, occasionally 75.2%
Yes, all of the time 15.6%
Only in an emergency 3.6%
No, never 5.6%
Why do you speed?
To make up for lost time 6.1%
To keep up with other traffic 25.6%
Because it's fun 3.0%
Because the limit is often too low for the conditions 65.3%
Do you think your speeding is ever a danger to yourself or others?
Roughly, what proportion of accidents do you think are attributed to excess speed by the Department for Transport?
(The DfT says that 'inappropriate speed amounts to about 30% of contributory factors in road accidents'.)
What is the leading cause of accidents, according to the DfT?
Failing to look properly 59.4%
Loss of control 33.0%
Pedestrian failed to look properly 2.7%
(The DfT's 'Road Casualties Great Britain 2006: Annual Report' showed that failure to look was a contributory factor in 35% of accidents on all roads. Loss of control was a factor in 15% of accidents, while a pedestrian failing to look properly accounted for 10% of accidents. Alcohol was involved in only 5% of accidents.)