Speeding is the main problem in road safety: it is a major factor in some 30% of fatal road accidents and significantly increases the risk of an accident.
Despite this, 40-50% of drivers on European roads exceed the recommended speed limit and 10-20% drive 10 km/h faster than the permitted limit. Confirmation of this trend is also provided at local and Italian level by the “Driving Style Observatory”, which in a recent survey of the behaviour of users of the A4 motorway (Brescia-Padua) found that on the section of road analysed, 16% of light vehicles and 85.5% of heavy vehicles exceeded the permitted speed limit on the motorway, and 2% of light vehicles and 1% of heavy vehicles exceeded the speed limit by more than 20 km/h.
This is a sample of the widespread behaviour, known to be ‘dangerous’ but completely underestimated in terms of the outcome. Incorrect and risky driving endangers your own life and that of others. Respecting the limits is an act of responsibility.