TRANSPORT Drivers ignore speed limits

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The Independent Online
Nearly three-quarters of drivers break the 30mph speed limit and nearly 60 per cent exceed the 70mph limit on motorways, figures out yesterday revealed. Speeding is so widespread that nearly a fifth of drivers break the 80mph limit, according to the figures from the Department for Transport and the Environment.

The figures were published on the same day as campaigners called on the Government to make road policing an integral part of the fight against crime, in an effort to reduce deaths and injuries.

Mary Williams, director for road safety group Brake, said that more tham 3,000 people died every year on the roads. She added: "The death of you or your partner on the road is as likely as winning pounds 10 next time you play the lottery. Johanna Montagu