Some drivers like to put the pedal to the metal — so much so that an estimated 41 million Americans will receive a speeding ticket each year, according to Statistic Brain.

A recent survey conducted by CarInsurance.com asked 1,000 drivers about their speeding habits including when, why, how often and how much they speed. In addition, researchers asked drivers to reveal the excuses they give to police officers to avoid a speeding ticket.

Drivers' speeding habits

The CarInsurance.com study found a large gender difference in speeding behavior. Thirty-six percent of the drivers surveyed said they have never been pulled over for speeding. Of those drivers, 71% were female, and 29% were male.

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Heather A. Turner

Heather A. Turner is the managing editor of ALM's NU Property & Casualty Group. She can be reached at [email protected].