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Older males are most likely to speed

PROFESSIONAL company car drivers who are male and aged between 45 and 54 are the most typical speeding motorists.

New research has shattered the perceived image of a speeder as a young lad in a baseball cap, says the RAC Foundation and Autocar magazine.

He also lives in the West Country, Wales, Yorkshire or East Anglia, works full-time and lives in a household with two or more cars.

The profile of the least likely person in the country to have a speeding conviction, according to the research, is an elderly woman on a state pension driving a Volvo and living in Scotland.

Edmund King, executive director of the RAC Foundation, said: 'This research appears to rubbish the usual stereotype of a speeder as young, lawless and uncaring.'

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