Law-breaking high among motorists, car insurer finds

Over a third of Sydney’s motorists have admitted to speeding in residential areas, a survey conducted by low cost car insurance provider Budget Direct has shown.

In addition, a further 63 per cent admitted to exceeding the speed limit on highways, motorways or freeways, the Southern Courier reported.

Richelle Ward, spokesperson for Budget Direct, said the results were both surprising and disappointing, adding that the government’s re-introduction of a mobile speed camera program in July will prove to be an expensive exercise for many motorists – and rightly so.

"The bottom line is if you are going to speed you deserve to be caught," she said.

The report found that in residential areas, 29 per cent admitted to exceeding the speed limit by up to 10km/h – the equivalent of an $84 fine and one demerit point if caught.

An additional three per cent, meanwhile, admitted to exceeding the limit by 10km/h and over, which attracts a fine of $197 and accumulates three demerit points.

Budget Direct is currently offering a 10 per cent online discount on its Gold Comprehensive Car Insurance – news which may interest Aussies who wish to compare car insurance.

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