Fleet organisations already process thousands of speeding tickets a year, all of which result in a £60 fine and 3 points for the driver in the UK. This not only costs money, but also suggests highly dangerous attitudes behaviours that affect organisations, employees and the communities in which they operate. We are therefore asking all our people to take a quick driver speed survey. Give yourself 1 point for all your yes answers and add up your score for the 16 questions and find out your scoring below.
Have you thought or said any of the following about speeding in last 12 months?
Everyone does it
It feels right
It was unintentional
In a hurry
Forced to - driver behind
Limit is wrong
have ABS/fast car
limit doesn’t apply - I’m a good driver
Not much over limit
My speeding is moderate
Did not see the sign
Signs are unreliable
Keeping up with traffic
No police around
Was emotionally upset/stressed
Need to get my bonus/late for a meeting
You have a very good attitude towards speeding, and appear less likely to violate speed limits than the majority of other drivers. Please continue to drive safely at all times.
You have a moderate attitude towards speeding, and are an average driver in relation to violating speed limits. You should drive safely and within the speed limit at all times.
You have a dangerous attitude towards speeding, and appear more likely to violate speed limits and put yourself and others at risk than the majority of drivers. You should be aware that speed is a major cause of collisions and aim to drive within the rules of the road at all times.
Driving at excessive speed is a contributory factor in over 1,000 deaths and 40,000 injuries every year in the UK, a third of all road fatalities.
You are more likely to kill a pedestrian driving at 40mph than 30mph. Specifically, if you hit a pedestrian while driving at 20 mph, they have a 95% chance of survival. If you hit an adult pedestrian while driving at 30mph, the survival chance is 80%. If you hit a pedestrian while driving at 40mph, the pedestrian's chances of dying rises to 90% for adults (80% for a child).
Two out of three crashes where people are killed or injured in the UK happen on roads where the speed limit is 40mph or less.
49% of UK drivers admit exceeding the 30mph speed limit.
Author: Dr Will Murray, research director at Interactive Driving Systems