No, the m-way speed limit isn’t 80mph

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As many as eight per cent of drivers incorrectly think the motorway speed limit is 80mph, according to an AA/Populus survey.

This figure rises to 11 per cent for over-65s, while one per cent believe the motorway limit, which is 70mph, is only 60mph.

While only four per cent of women thought the limit was 80mph, as many as nine per cent of men incorrectly gave the higher figure when polled.

The survey of nearly 23,000 motorists also found that Scots and those living in north-east England were most likely to think 80mph was the right answer.