The RAC has urged fleet managers to monitor their drivers’ activity more closely, after research has revealed that company car drivers are more inclined to drive in excess of the speed limit.
88% of Company Car drivers admit to speeding regularly (compared with only 67% of private motorists)
90% felt that the 70mph limit was too low (compared with only 69% of private motorists).
62% reach speeds of 80mph or more (compared with only 32% of private motorists)
8% reach speeds above 90mph (compared with only 3% of private motorists)
- Drivers were just following the flow of traffic (31%)
- Driving conditions were very favourable (19%)
- 70 mph felt too slow(15%)
- Modern cars can handle higher speeds easily (8%)
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