reveals the cars topping the speeding charts

Published: Thu Feb 02 2012 has revealed which cars are most likely to be driven by those who have committed driving offences.

Based on the car insurance experts' own data, identified the Land Rover Discovery HSE V6 TD and the Land Rover Range Rover Sport HSE TD6 as the cars that are most likely to have been involved in exceeding the statutory speed limit on a public road.

Meanwhile, the drivers who've been caught on their phone or hand-held device, when their eyes should have been on the road, are more likely to be driving a Ford Galaxy Zetec, a BMW XSI Sport or a Volkswagen Polo e 60.

Most likely to have been caught driving without insurance are the drivers of the Vauxhall Astra Edition 16V Coupe. Meanwhile, Audi A3 drivers (S3 FSI t Quattro) are the top traffic light jumpers.

Government estimates put the number of British people driving without insurance at 1.4m, and have identified this as one factor in the rising costs of car insurance.

One car in particular topped the charts with 26% of Land Rover Discovery HSE V6 TD owners having exceeded the statutory speed limit on a public road. BMW 320 DM Sport and the Mini Cooper TD also featured with 20% and 19% of owners respectively being found to have broken the speed limit.

Using a mobile device is still a problem on Britain’s roads, despite fines and points being issued if caught, with Ford Galaxy Zetec TDi drivers being the main culprits at 1.94% closely followed by the BMW XS I Sport with 1.77% of drivers being caught.

With regards to other driving offences, found that drivers of the Vauxhall Zafira Design DTi were most likely to drive their vehicle with defective tyres, while Citroen Saxo VTR drivers were most likely to drive or attempt to drive whilst over the current alcohol limit.

Gareth Kloet, head of car insurance at says: "The rules of the road are designed to help shape our driving habits and to maximise road safety. Our research has nevertheless shown that driving legally is clearly a challenge to a significant proportion of drivers.

"Keeping on the right side of the law will obviously help to not only minimise the cost of your insurance but also help keep you on the road and keep the roads safe."


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