Survey Finds British Drivers Unhappy About Fuel Costs

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22nd June 2012 13:08 - Transport and Distribution

Market research by YouGov on behalf of used car search website Motors.co.uk has shown that Britons are worried about meeting their vehicle costs.

In total, 82% of the 2,000 people surveyed nationwide have said that fuel prices are the biggest problem when it comes to motoring issues.

At second place for the main worries that drivers face is car insurance, reported by 38% of people, followed by the state of the roads in local areas at 19%.

More than a quarter (26%) of surveyants said they are even reducing the amount they spend on the weekly grocery shop to help them afford the cost of maintaining their car.

In addition, 25% of drivers are cutting back on fuel expenditure, while 12% are increasingly using public transport to save money.

A significant majority of 80% said they believed that the Government is not on the side of the motorist, even though Chancellor George Osbourne is set to freeze the planned hike in fuel tax.

Commercial Director of Motors.co.uk, Phill Jones, commented: "For most of us, the car is a necessity and the increasing costs facing motorists are alarming. The car is fundamental to the economy, getting us from A to B in all areas of life, and the evidence is clearly there to suggest that blithely resorting to a temporary freeze in fuel duty is simply not enough."

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