ONE in five motorists mistakenly think they can go fast enough to beat a speed camera, it was revealed yesterday.
In reality a vehicle would need to be travelling at least 171mph to "outrun" a speed camera.
The speed camera misconception is just one of a series of motoring myths outlined by the Tesco Motor Insurance company.
Based on its own survey and also findings from Top Gear magazine, Tesco revealed that some drivers mistakenly believe:
You do not have to tell your motor insurer if you have fewer than six points on your licence;
You cannot be booked by police officers if they are not wearing their hats;
You cannot pick up points for speeding in a hire car;
You cannot be booked for driving too slowly;
Speed cameras can only catch cars in the left-hand lane.