The percentage of motorcycles exceeding the speed limit on 30mph roads fell in 2021 – however the data for motorways paints a less encouraging picture.
That’s according to Government statistics, which measure speed and compliance at sites where the road conditions are ‘free flowing’ – for example roads with no junctions, hills, sharp bends, speed enforcement cameras or other traffic calming measures.
The stats show in 2021, 59% of motorcyclists exceeded the speed limit on 30mph roads, compared to 67% in 2020.
The fall was expected, given the peak in speeding caused by lower traffic levels during the Covid-19 pandemic.
With that in mind, the figures for motorways will be considered disappointing – with the percentages of motorcycles exceeding the speed limit rising from 58% to 59%.
Meanwhile, the percentage of motorcycles exceeding the speed limits on National Speed Limit (NSL) single carriageways fell from 29% to 28%.
27 June 2022