Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain: 2022

Organisation: Department for Transport (DfT)

Date of Publication: August 2023

Uploaded to Knowledge Centre: 3 October 2023

This statistical release presents estimates of vehicle compliance with speed limits in free-flowing conditions on roads in Great Britain.

The statistics provide insights into speeds at which drivers choose to travel when free to do so, but are not estimates of average speeds across the whole network, which are available separately.

The release also presents information from a range of other sources relevant to vehicle speeds and compliance.

The headline figures show, in 2022, under free-flowing traffic conditions, 50% of car drivers exceeded the speed limit on 30mph roads compared to 45% on motorways and 11% on national speed limit single carriageway roads.

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