The government of UK has made it known that they're apparently not a fan of racing simulation games such Gran Turismo. According to a government-backed report, these games are responsible for creating "a cachet of excitement and glamour around speeding."
The survey, which had a respondents of 3,000 drivers, yielded the result that 3 out of 4 does speed regularly. Of the 3,000 respondents, 17 of teenagers answered that they never exceeded the limit (which leaves 83 of the young 'uns admitting to speeding), while more than half of the older demographics said yes.
Between genders, meanwhile, 78 women are worried about the consequences of speeding, while 59 of the gents concurred.
It is important to note that it was not only the said games that the study slammed. Included in the perpetrators of the glamorization of speeding are also Hollywood films such as The Fast and the Furious, and even news channel BBC2's Top Gear show.
David Neave of the company who compiled the report, Co-operative Insurance, said,
Games, TV and films have fueled the increase in speeding The Fast and The Furious and Top Gear are devoting to speeding and targeted at a young audience who are more likely to be encouraged to speed.
To this, the BBC replied that the show does not condone exceeding the speed limit. As a show that features testing "supercars", it is of course logical for them to test the automobiles to their limits, all of which are carried out in tightly controlled conditions on a private track.