63% Of Those Who Expressed An Opinion Want The Penalty Points for speeding at 30 mph or below Reduced from Three points to One Point – YouGov/CAR26 Poll

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According to the latest YouGov/CAR26 poll, 63% of those who expressed an opinion want the penalty points for speeding at 30 mph or less to be reduced from three points to one point.

Of all GB adults who expressed an opinion on this matter, the strongest support was among Conservative voters at 68%. While supporters of the three main parties supported this change, the weakest support was among Liberal Democrat voters at 55%.

The online poll conducted between 27th-28th July 2022 asked 1797 people: ‘The current, typical penalty for speeding is a £100 fine and 3 penalty points added to your driving licence. To what extent, if at all, would you support or oppose reducing the penalty points from 3 points to 1 point for those caught speeding doing 30mph or below?’  

Support among men and women who expressed opinions were very similar. 63% of men and 64% of women who expressed opinions supported the change of points.

Support among the socio-economic groups was also similar at around 64% (63% ABC1 and 65% C2DE).

There’s majority support across all age groups – 68% amongst 18-24 year olds, 63% 25-49, 64% 50-64 and 62% 65+.

Regionally the greatest support was in ‘Midlands/Wales’ with 69% who expressed an opinion supporting the change.

According to CAR26 Director, Lois Perry, “20 mph limits are being imposed across the nation, speed cameras installed, licences revoked and Speed Awareness Courses are running at an all-time high.  Fixed penalties are being enforced against motorists, taxis and commercial drivers for travelling at well below 30mph, a speed considered reasonable for decades.”

“This movement seems unstoppable, pushed by the traffic gurus at the UN and the WHO – and presumably loved as a huge new revenue raiser – but surely the Government can recognise and ease the pain of adjustment by long-suffering drivers? Our survey proves this is supported by the Public.”

According to Howard Cox, CEO of FairFuel UK: “The Government’s hatred for drivers has grown almost exponentially since 2019. Seen only as pure cash cows, motorists believe this myopic clueless  administration does not have any long term road user strategy. Their love for all things net zero is clouding political common sense and is losing popular support by the day.”

All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc.  Total sample size was 1,797 adults. Fieldwork was undertaken between 27th – 28th July 2022.  The survey was carried out online. The figures have been weighted and are representative of all GB adults (aged 18+).

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