Experienced drivers just laughing on those, whose vehicle overleaps the actual speed limit, just to reach their destination faster. But how much time can we exactly win by speeding in case having a rented / leased car? Portfolio.hu has collected, while Budget Hungary has completed the list. Check it out!
30% of the road accidents involving personal injuries are caused by speeding. Only a part of these accidents has taken place on the Hungarian highways, however, related data clearly show that majority of them is caused by overriding and tailgating, frequently generated by speeding.
This is the reason why drivers should think twice before speeding, before risking his / her and also others’ life.
Actually, how much time can you win if you drive 10, 20 or 50-70 km/h faster on the highway?
Portfolio.hu has collected statistics creating a chart on how much time can a car / motorcycle driver win by being faster than the allowed speed limit of 130 km/h. It is important to note that statistics were calculated with the complete route’s average speed and the actually ‘gainable’ time can be different at each car models depending on how accurately had the odometer been set.
Summarizing the chart, we can clearly see that for example, on a tour from Budapest to Siófok – where about a 100-km-long section can be done in the allowed manner by driving an average speed of 130 km/h – only a bit more than 3 minutes can be gained if the average speed is 140 km/h all the tour. Lots of drivers set the cruise control slightly under 150 km/h due to that urban legend which says that speedometers only catch drivers whose speed is above 155 km/h, meaning they can escape from getting a fine. Actually, these drivers can win 6 extra minutes on the mentioned 100-km-long distance. Of course, there are also that kind of ‘hotshot racers’ racing at 180-200 km/h: they can gain 15 minutes on the mentioned distance in case they don’t need to continuously decelerate owing to slower-moving, overtaking vehicles.
How much does it cost if we are being caught speeding?
If the accident can be avoided, the possibility of getting a speeding fine (from HUF 30,000 to HUF 300,000) is still keep on continuing. What is more, if we have driven someone else’s car (rented, leased or owned by the company where we work), this fine can even be supplemented by an administrative fine (gross HUF 12,400) or implicated by additional court fees.