More than one in five drivers do not think there are speed cameras in motorway overhead gantries, according to a new survey.
The poll of 2,042 motorists by VoucherCodesPro.co.uk revealed that 22 per cent of driverswindows7loaderdaz use the motorway on the assumption there is no way for them to be caught speeding.
The people quizzed – all of them over 18 – were given a list of driving truths and lies and asked which ones they thought were correct.
Twenty-two per cent believed the incorrect statement ‘There are no actual speed cameras on the motorway’, while 51 per cent wrongly believed that ‘If a speed camera doesn’t flash, it hasn’t caught you’.
Unsurprisingly, 67 per cent of respondents then stated that they had been caught speeding – though not all on a motorway – with seven per cent of them having gone to court over the matter.
Sixty-nine per cent of those surveyed admitted to ‘frequently’ drifting over the speed limit, with 81 per cent saying they did so ‘to save time’.
George Charles, from the codes and deals website, said: “Speeding is a serious offence, and those who think that speed cameras don’t exist on the motorway, and therefore think they can go at whatever speed they want, are actually putting themselves in danger as well as those around them.
“Not being clued up on the rules of the road just isn’t good enough if you’re a motorist.”
Other statistics from the survey showed that 64 per cent of those quizzed thought that it was legal windows 7 key online to eat behind the wheel, while 47 per cent reckoned that a vehicle’s horn was to be used to tell others that they’d made a mistake.
After completing his university studies in English and Creative Writing in Cardiff, Jack is now a full time motoring writer at Blackball Media. His love of cars stems from his childhood years when he began to live and breathe all-things automotive.