Brake interviewed speeders stopped by six police forces around the country. Three-quarters described themselves as good to excellent drivers and none considered themselves poor drivers. Most were unaware of how dramatically speed influenced whether someone was killed or injured in an accident.
Brake interviewed 48 people stopped for speeding, 43 on urban roads and five on motorways or dual-carriageways. The slowest had been travelling at 37mph in a 30mph limit, while the fastest was driving at 122mph in a 70mph zone. It found that, although 85% of the drivers had received no tuition since passing their driving tests, 10.5% thought they were excellent drivers, 66.5% good and 23% adequate.