Macclesfield, UK (PRWEB UK) 16 January 2013
In light of the Government’s proposed plans to raise the UK’s national speed limit to 80mph, research commissioned by the UK’s leading online car finance specialists Car Loan 4U has revealed that only a small minority of motorists are actually in favour of the increase, despite almost half admitting that they speed themselves.
According to the research*, 31% of motorists believe that the Government should increase the national speed limit from 70mph to 80mph, despite the fact that as many as 46% admitted that they have broken the current national speed limit.
Other findings from the research reveal that 25% of motorists believe the current national speed limit of 70mph is too slow, with 7% confessing that even if the speed limit was increased they would probably still go faster. Further still, 7% believe that there should be no upper speed limit on the UK motorways at all.
Car Loan 4U Co-Director Ryan Dignan comments: “It is quite fascinating to find that a lot of motorists are against the Government’s proposed plans to increase the speed limit in 2013, even though our research shows that they have broken the 70mph speed limit.
“The discussion on increasing our national speed limit has been a hot topic for a while now, especially with the more recent mentions of trialling it across the country, with a lot of people understandably having strong opinions.
“It seems to be up in the air if and when the Government will look to introduce an 80mph speed limit, but these statistics make for interesting reading and debate.”
The research also showed that 19% of drivers admitted that they have had points, paid a fine or have been banned from driving due to speeding in the UK, with 51% of people knowing someone directly who has.
A further 13% have been stopped by the police for speeding in the UK, but thankfully, only 3% have actually had an accident due to speeding. The UK’s national speed limit is renowned for being slower than other countries in Europe** and 30% of motorists believe that all EU countries should have the same speed limit.
Car Loan 4U offers a wide range of car finance deals regardless of the customer’s history or circumstances to give a fast decision on loan applications, which can be underwritten, approved and paid in just 30 minutes.
** Examples of the national speed limit across Europe include 87mph in Poland; 81mph in France, Greece and Italy; 75mph in Ireland, Portugal and Spain.
Notes to Editor:
Founded in 2006 by Directors Ryan Dignan and James Wilkinson, Car Loan 4U is the UK’s leading online car finance specialists.
Based in Macclesfield and employing over 110 staff, Car Loan 4U works with a panel of leading UK finance companies including Barclays and Santander.