Lead foot/leadfoot is common in AE, too.
Not totally on topic, but some might enjoy this.http://www.unwind.com/jokes-funnies/miscjokes...
SIGNS YOU HAVE A LEAD FOOT
You're the first person to be put on the FBI's most wanted list just for speeding.
Your friends car pool with you not to save gas but to save time.
You need three states just to go on a joy ride.
You have a suspended drivers license in all 50 states.
When you stop you leave a mile long skid mark.
You married your wife because she had a corvette.
Your bumper sticker says, "My other car is even faster."
You get blisters from your gas pedal.
Your car won't start unless it has 110 octane gas in it.
You get pulled over even when your not speeding just to get a warning not to speed.
You always leave at the last minute but you're never late.
Your friends leave a hour before you do just so you can meet them at the same time.
You don't wear a seatbelt, you wear a crash helmet.
Your speed gauge is stuck in the max speed position.
You can go through three drive thrus at the same time.
There's a radar detector named after you.