Compliance with speed limits is generally poor, and speed limits are often exceeded with relatively little public disapproval of speeding. Drivers themselves readily admit to exceeding the speed limit.
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According to the most recent SARTRE III survey, the feeling of EU drivers to be checked "often", "very often" or "always" for a problem of speeding is relatively high in the EU (18%). Figures differ however greatly from country to country, with the lowest subjective risk being reported from Sweden (3%) and Denmark (5%), and the highest from Cyprus (40%) and Great Britain (36%).
Excess or inappropriate speed is involved in around one third of accidents resulting in vehicle occupant fatalities (ETSC, 1995).