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Vehicle speed compliance statistics

Statistics and data about the vehicle speed compliance on roads in Great Britain.

Vehicle speed compliance statistics

Vehicle speed compliance statistics provides information on the speeds at which drivers choose to travel when free to do so, and their compliance with speed limits. They were published as free flow vehicle speed statistics before 2016.

These statistics on vehicle speeds in free flow conditions are not representative of average speeds across the whole road network. For such average speed statistics, please visit the road congestion and travel time statistics page.

Guidance on current or previous vehicle speed compliance statistics and free flow vehicle speeds are available.

Vehicle speed compliance data tables

Accessibility of tables

The department is currently working to make our tables accessible for our users. If you would like to request a more accessible format, please email vehicle speed compliance statistics. We will consider each request but may not be able to provide an alternative accessible format on every occasion.

If you have any feedback on the accessibility of our tables, please email us.

About the vehicle speed compliance data and reports

Vehicle speed compliance statistics were assessed by the UK Statistics Authority and confirmed as National Statistics in February 2013. The publication includes data from the RAC Foundation and National Driver Offender Retraining Scheme which are not National Statistics.

Vehicle speed compliance statistics are produced by monitoring traffic speeds at about 80 sites using automatic traffic counters (ATC), deliberately located where external factors which might restrict driver behaviour are not present. Statistics are presented by different road types and by different vehicle types.

Published 27 June 2013
Last updated 16 June 2022 + show all updates
  1. Vehicle speed compliance annual statistics for Great Britain 2021 added.

  2. Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain: October to December 2021 added.

  3. Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain, July to September 2021 added.

  4. Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain, April to June 2021 added to collection.

  5. Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain 2020 added to collection.

  6. Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain, January to March 2021 added to collection.

  7. Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain: October to December 2020 added to collection.

  8. Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain July to September 2020 report added to collection.

  9. Quarterly vehicle speed compliance statistics for January to June 2020 and statistical dataset for the quarterly tables (SPE25) added to collection.

  10. Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain 2019 report added to collection.

  11. New released published - Vehicle speed compliance statistics for Great Britain 2018.

  12. New release published.

  13. New release published, summary text updated.

  14. First published.