Drivers admit speeding through roadworks

AN ALARMING number of Queensland motorists admit to speeding through roadworks, new RACQ research has revealed.

RACQ technical and safety policy executive manager Steve Spalding said a disturbing 29% of drivers had owned up to speeding through roadworks where reduced speed signs were in place.

"Drivers who ignore speed limits at roadworks put both their lives and those of construction workers at risk," Mr Spalding said.

"It's also disappointing that more than 90% of respondents said the main reason they speed through these areas was to keep up with the flow of surrounding traffic.

"This is dangerous in itself as motorists who feel pressured to travel above the speed limit can be more distracted in their driving."

Inattention and simply not agreeing with the speed limit set were the other reasons for speeding through these zones listed by drivers surveyed.



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