People drive less as petrol prices go up, which isn't surprising
It has been reported that roughly a third of drivers have cut down on the number of journeys they make in the car because of the daft cost of motoring. That's according to the RAC who are saying that the money needed to run a car was now the driving person's number one concern.
The survey also states that of the drivers polled, those that live in rural areas where the ones being given the toughest time as often, public transport isn't a sensible alternative.
With unleaded petrol averaging £1.37 a litre and diesel around £1.42, drivers are now weighing up which of their journeys are 'luxuries' and not bothering. One common theme is that parents are now thinking that they can't justify driving their children to school activities and the like, which is just great. Families are also noting that they can no longer transport elderly relatives as much as they'd like. This is problematic if you're trying to be looked upon favourably in the will.
"People's ability to live their lives and do the most basic of tasks, such as visit family and take their children to after-school activities, is being threatened - and it looks like it's only going to get worse," said the RAC's motoring strategist, Adrian Tink.
"UK drivers want action from the government. They already pay the highest duty and tax on fuel in Europe. At the very least, we are calling for fuel duty to be frozen and scheduled inflationary rises to be scrapped."
In other views, 70% of drivers surveyed said that they'd like the speed limit on motorways raised to 80mph or more, which is never, ever going to happen is it?