Which age group is most likely to speed?
Young drivers tend to have a bad reputation. While they might lack experience, are they really that reckless when they're behind the wheel?
DLVA data acquired by Car Keys as a result of a freedom of information request suggests young drivers don't always deserve the stick they get.
According to UK speeding statistics from last the 12 months, young drivers aged between 17 and 24 are among the least likely to be convicted of a speeding offence in the UK.
Of drivers in this age group, just 2.14% had committed a speeding offence. They also accounted for just 7.69% of all the speeding offences recorded over the course of the last 12 months.
Out of all those covered by the DVLA, this age group had the fourth highest offence rate.
Statistically, motorists aged between 25 and 34 are the worst speeding offenders, with an offence rate of 2.4%.
Of the speeding offences recorded for this age group, 17.44% were committed on the motorway, the DVLA data revealed. This makes motorists aged 25-34 the most likely motorway offenders.
Perhaps surprisingly, drivers aged 45-54 had the highest total number of speeding offences, accounting for 183,912 offences in this timeframe.
The data revealed that drivers aged 75 were the least likely to commit a speeding offence. In the last year, just 1.11% of motorists in this age group committed a speeding offence.
Of all the speeding offences recorded in the UK in the last 12 months, the overwhelming majority (84%) occurred on public roads outside of motorways.
Do these findings surprise you?
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