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Vox-pop: Shock as new report reveals the number of drivers who don’t know the speed limit on motorway

PUBLISHED: 13:33 07 February 2013 | UPDATED: 13:33 07 February 2013

FIGURES from a new report have revealed 8% of drivers believe the speed limit on a motorway is 80mph.

We went out on to the streets of Ipswich to ask people if they were shocked by the number of drivers who did not know the limit was 70mph.

Melvyn Baber, of Woodbridge, said: “They shouldn’t have a licence if they don’t know the speed limit – they are there for a reason.”

Fern Cox, also from Woodbridge, added: “It doesn’t surprise me. I think a lot of people believe the speed limit is more than it is.”

Samantha Haste, of Kesgrave, expressed concern that she would get hurt if a speeding driver crashed into her while she is learning to drive.

Dale Catling, of Holbrook, said: “It doesn’t really surprise me because I think everybody probably speeds.”

Billy Ripp, also of Holbrook, is currently learning to drive.

He said: “Considering I have known what the speed limit is since I was about 12, it is quite surprising.

“I think that people should know the speed limit if they want to be able to drive.”

Jake Sexton, of Felixstowe, added: “For qualified drivers, it is quite shocking that some of them do not know what the speed limits are.”

■ Are you surprised 8% of drivers don’t know the speed limit on a motorway? Leave your thoughts below.

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