Worst speeding areas named in study

Younger male drivers in one Scottish town are risking higher car insurance premiums after a UK survey found the region was worst for speeding offences.

Research by moneysupermarket.com shows that more than 54% of male drivers aged 17-21 in Milngavie, East Dunbartonshire, have a speeding conviction.

In terms of men aged 31-40 hit with a speeding conviction, Swindon, in Wiltshire, and Sheffield, South Yorkshire, fared only slightly better with 52% and 30% respectively.

A majority of the high rates of speeding involve males aged 17-40, the data found.

Areas where more older drivers have been caught speeding include Henley-in-Arden in the West Midlands, with 22.34% of males aged 51 having had a conviction, and Kensington and Chelsea in west London, where 21.58% of men aged 41-50 had been prosecuted for speeding.

The research also showed on average, drivers with nine points on their licence from three speeding offences would see their premium increasing from £546 to £858.

Steve Sweeney, head of motor insurance at moneysupermarket.com, said: "Unfortunately the classic stereotype of a boy racer lives on. It is telling there are no female drivers anywhere near the top of the table in our analysis of speeding convictions, and unfortunately this is reflected in the price of premiums for men when compared to women."

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