Insurance company Insure the Box has reported a 24% increase in speeding propensity between February and March amid the Covid-19 crisis.
With the UK in its second month of active lockdown measures, government enforced restrictions are resulting in fewer cars on the roads. But this seems to have also resulted in more drivers slipping over the speed limit, according to the insurance company.
The research revealed a 57% spike in speeding propensity compared to the same period in 2019.
Gary Stewart, service manager at Insure The Box, said: “While the majority of drivers have parked their vehicles and remain at home, we have seen an unfortunate trend. The clear roads seem to have resulted in a greater propensity to speed amongst those still needing to drive.
“We have, therefore, been reaching out to drivers we have seen break the speed limit with personal messages, asking them to join us in supporting the emergency services by not adding any extra strain to their jobs.”