speeding

Government launches campaign against rural speeding

07/03/2023

The Government has launched a road safety campaign to raise awareness of the risks of speeding and driving too fast for the conditions of the road, especially on rural roads.

Half of drivers think speeding acceptable

24/04/2018

A new survey suggests that 20 million drivers in the UK believe it is acceptable to break the speed limit, with half of them admitting they don’t even realise they are doing

Big rise in smart motorway speeding tickets

07/11/2016

The introduction of smart motorways has seen a big rise in speeding fines, according to an investigation by the BBC’s One Show.

Drivers caught exceeding 100mph in 30mph zones

03/03/2016

Five drivers have been caught speeding at more than 100mph on 30 and 40mph limit roads in England, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

Penalty points don’t mean prizes, research finds

27/11/2015

Penalty points on driving licences are costing UK motorists over £132 million a year in higher insurance premiums, according to new research by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) and MoneySuperMarket.

Man jailed after filming himself speeding at 192mph

09/11/2015

A Northamptonshire man who filmed himself driving high-speed cars on roads at speeds of up to 192mph has been jailed for two years and four months.

Speeding remains top road offence

05/10/2015

Speeding is still the top road offence in this country, according to figures obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

Wales’ worst speeders revealed

16/04/2015

Four people in Wales have been caught speeding at speeds in excess of 120mph – with one being caught at 136mph in 2014.

Video: Driver caught speeding at 140mph with child on board

24/03/2015

A motorist has been banned from driving for three years after being caught speeding at 140mph with a child passenger in the front seat.

Nine caught topping 120mph on Scottish roads

24/03/2015

Nine people in Scotland have been caught speeding by safety cameras at more than 120mph, according to information obtained by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

Britain’s worst speeders revealed

12/02/2015

Britain’s two worst speeders were caught at 146mph on the M25, according to statistics released by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

Foreign drivers dodge £2.3m in speeding fines

08/10/2014

The Institute of Advanced Motorists has revealed that overseas drivers have escaped 23,295 speeding offences since January 2013 – the equivalent of £2.3m worth of speeding tickets.

Driver clocked speeding at 139mph in Scotland

18/08/2014

A driver was clocked speeding at 139mph on the A96 in Scotland, figures obtained by road safety charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) show.

Speeding fines set to quadruple

10/06/2014

Maximum fines for speeding on motorways could increase from £2,500 to £10,000.

Motorist clocked speeding at 149mph on M25

28/05/2014

A motorist on the M25 at Swanley was clocked speeding at 149mph – the highest speed recorded by a speed camera in England and Wales between April 2013 and May 2014.

Risky tailgating and speeding rife on UK motorways

22/05/2014

Six in 10 UK drivers own up to risky tailgating (57%) and a similar proportion break the limit by 10mph or more (60%) on motorways and 70mph dual carriageways, a survey by Brake and Direct Line reveals.

Mobile safety camera catches drivers speeding at 144mph

31/01/2014

Two men have avoided jail after being caught driving at 144mph on the A19 in North Yorkshire.

Speeding levels shock Tayside police

06/09/2012

Tayside police caught 687 speeding motorists during a ten-day enforcement campaign.

Ninety drivers a day speeding on M1 roadworks

27/10/2011

More than £800,000 worth of fines have been handed out to motorists speeding through roadworks on the M1.

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