The following description was taken from Budget Direct: Speeding survey & statistics 2021:

How common is speeding? Does the average Australian think our speed limits should be increased? We’ve conducted our own research to find out everything there is to know about speeding in Australia.

Quick Stats

  • The chance of a pedestrian surviving an impact with a car moving at 50km/h is less than 10%
  • 18-24 year-olds are twice as likely to receive a speeding fine than the broader Australian population
  • 25% of Australians would like to see our speed limits increase.

As drivers, one of the first laws we become familiar with is the speed limit. We know that every road has a speed we can go, and you shouldn’t dip over it. But as we become more experienced drivers, are we forgetting the dangers of speeding? And is it becoming more habitual?

It’s worth taking a moment to take our foot off the pedal, and consider the real implications of speeding. To help you understand everything there is to know about speeding in Australia, we’ve put together a guide covering: