New figures show numbers speeding on motorways

New figures show numbers speeding on motorways

Data from the UK and Belgium have revealed large numbers of drivers speeding on motorways.

The UK figures, released to the BBC following a freedom of information request, found that more than 2000 drivers had been fined for speeding at more than 100 mph (160 km/h) in the last year.

In Belgium ETSC’s member the Belgian Road Safety Institute (BRSI) has published results of its annual speed survey showing that 1 in 7 drivers on Belgian motorways exceeds 140 km/h, the speed limit being 120 km/h. The average speed recorded was 123 km/h.  Recorded speeds were higher in the evenings, overnight and on weekends.

On two-by-two lane dual carriageways, where the speed limit is set at 90 km/h the average recorded speed was 110 km/h – 20 km/h over the limit.

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