According to a new survey, some 18% of UK drivers have admitted to exceeding 100mph.
The road safety charity Brake polled 2,000 UK drivers on breaking the speed limit and found some alarming results.
This figure rises to 33% for 25-34 year olds.
Men are much more likely to break the 100mph barrier with 28% admitting to driving as fast. By contrast, only 9% of women were reported to hit 100mph.
- The highest speed recorded in the survey was 180mph on a motorway in Nottinghamshire
- The highest speed driven over the speed limit was 152mph in a 30mph zone in London.
According to Brake, excess speed is a contributory factor in one third of fatal road crashes.
Brake’s director of campaigns, Joshua Harris, said: “There is no excuse for breaking the speed limit and these figures highlight the grossly excessive speeds of some drivers who show complete disregard for the law and people’s safety.
“None of us should be put in danger by the high-risk behaviour of others when we’re getting about on roads, and that’s why, this Road Safety Week, we are asking everyone to join us in our call that there is no need to speed.
“Many drivers drift over limits by mistake but our research shows that a shockingly large number of drivers, particularly men, break speed limits excessively.
Dave Foster MA, Dip.DI (or Driving School Dave) is the most qualified driving school owner in the country, after completing his Master’s Degree in Driver Training Education in 2011 at Middlesex University. He also holds a diploma in Driving Instruction and is a Cert Ed. qualified teacher. Dave is the founder and Managing Director of 1st 4 Driving Ltd, and also looks after over 15 driving schools across the country on a consultancy basis.