Motorists Abandoning Cars Due To Soaring Costs

Motoring Costs RisingSoaring motoring costs in the UK are driving down car usage with as many as 8% of car owners giving up driving altogether.

According to a recent survey conducted by moneysupermarket.com, 57% of motorists polled said that they had greatly reduced the amount of time they spend behind the wheel as a result of increasing motoring costs.

Of the 860 motorists surveyed, 30.5% revealed that they were sticking to their normal driving patterns, as they could just about afford to, while 4.5% said that they were not changing their plans at all.

Commenting on the results of the survey, Steve Sweeney, head of car insurance at moneysupermarket.com said: ”We’re all looking at ways to lower our everyday outgoings and getting behind the wheel is a real drain on finances.

“With recent fuel price hikes and increasing costs of car insurance, drivers are turning savvy and making changes to their usual habits to drive down costs.”

“Taking further steps like fitting an approved car alarm or immobiliser and parking in a locked garage if possible are other ways to reduce the overall cost.”

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