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A resounding 68% of the UK public believe that the proposed increase in the motorway speed limit from 70mph to 80mph is a good thing, according to young drivers’ car insurance firm iKube.
Recent proposals to increase the motorway speed limit have lead to a number of motor safety experts voicing their concerns, so iKube decided to ask its customers and their parents what they thought.
In response to the question: “When it comes to driver safety do you think that the proposed increase in motorway speeds to 80mph is a good idea?” a resounding 68% responded that the proposed increase in motorway speeds was a good thing with less than a quarter (22.5%) giving a negative response and 9.5% remaining unsure.
iKube’s Managing Director, Nigel Lombard commented: “The findings of our survey suggest that the majority back the proposed motorway speed limit changes, but there is a still a number who are unsure or wary of increasing the limit to 80mph”.
He went on to add: “A number of people will undoubtedly be concerned about increasing the speed by 10mph on the motorway, however as long as people adhere to the maximum speed limit and drive with due care there is no real reason why accidents should increase.”
iKube’s black box insurance for young drivers currently tracks the speed at which young drivers drive and can play a significant part in car insurance discounts at renewal.
Notes to editors:
iKube is a young drivers’ car insurance product offered through Motaquote in conjunction with a number of insurance providers.
Established in 1991, Motaquote specialises in a wide range of personal and commercial lines insurance. Headquartered in Williamstown, South Wales it is part of nationwide group, Cullum Capital Ventures (CCV).
iKube Insurance is a trading name of Towergate Underwriting Group Limited. Towergate Underwriting Group Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
Registered in England No: 4043759. Registered office: Towergate House, Eclipse Park, Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 3EN.