BMW Drivers Named as most Likely to Break Speed Limit

BMW Drivers Named as most Likely to Break Speed Limit
BMW drivers have been identified as the most likely road users to break the speed limit, new data has revealed. Research by car insurance company Admiral studied data from more than 300,000 drivers, and reviewed the highest examples of speeding for each make and model of car.


BMW models appeared six times in the top 10 per cent of highest speeders, which was more than any other manufacturer. Audi drivers were also identified as particularly bad offenders, with four models appearing in the top 10 per cent.

No suprise there then!

One-quarter of BMW 420D and M135i drivers were identified as being likely to break the speed limit, as were 25 per cent of Audi Q5 owners. Thirty-one per cent of Bentley Continental drivers were also found to drive dangerously.

At the other end of the scale, Skoda drivers were found to be the least likely to speed. Models from the Czech manufacturer appear most frequently in the bottom 10 per cent sample of speeders.

Citigo, Superb and Felicia models were identified as being the least likely to be owned by drivers who speed.

Justin Beddows from Admiral said: “It’s interesting how we can use our internal data to build up a picture of certain drivers, like how speeding is tied to certain car models. “There’s definitely a trend in owners of more affordable cars being less likely to break the speed limit. The data doesn’t seek to tarnish certain drivers with the same brush, but rather show that these trends do exist.”