However, when it comes to assessing other motorists’ behaviour, 92% believed that other motorists speed "often, very often, or always."
It will probably come as little surprise that younger drivers are the worst offenders, with almost half of the 18-25 age group exceeding speed limits.
Speeding in built-up areas is relatively rare, with most breaches of the limit-taking place on main roads and country roads. According to traffic safety researcher Dieter Ellinghaus, this is reflected in accident statistics, as almost two thirds of motoring-related deaths occur on country roads and almost one in three people die as a result of a collision with a tree.
"Many car drivers seem unaware of the special risks and hazards involved in driving on country roads," says Ellinghaus.