NT has big speeders

MOST Australian drivers knowingly exceed the speed limit.

LEAD FEET: Most NT drivers admit to speeding, but not getting caught.

LEAD FEET: Most NT drivers admit to speeding, but not getting caught.

An online survey by insurance company Budget Direct found drivers in the Northern Territory were most likely to speed consistently, with 40 per cent saying they nearly always drive over legal speed restrictions.

Despite this, Territory drivers were the least likely to get caught for speeding, with only half of all law breakers caught by police for their speeding offences.

The NT is also the capital of confident drivers, with 70 per cent of Territorians rating their skill behind the wheel as “above average”.

In the Territory, speeding contributed to just over 30 per cent of road fatalities rising to 40 per cent in NSW, the survey found.

Nationally, drivers aged 18 to 24 were most likely to speed (33 per cent), followed by the 35-44 age group (24 per cent). 

The survey found the ACT was the highest speed state, with 84 per cent of drivers in the nation’s capital admitting to speeding.

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