Motorists Drive Less as Costs Continue to Rise

Six out of 10 drivers are reducing the journeys they make in their cars because of the rising costs of motoring.

In a UK survey by specialist insurance broker Adrian Flux Insurance Services, 60 per cent of those questioned said they were using their car less than before after being hit hard in the wallet by the escalating price of keeping a car on the road.

Some of the decrease in use of the family car is attributed to internet shopping, removing the need to visit out-of-town shopping centres, but the soaring price of fuel has left many motorists stranded.

The higher motoring costs have hit customers at a time when consumers are being squeezed by the rising cost of living and dropping wages.

Are you using your car less due to increased costs? Are you consolidating trips or opting more for public transport?

10th September, 2012

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring Editor and Columnist for the Sunday Independent and editor of wheelsforwomen. Geraldine is also a regular contributor to Good Housekeeping (UK), EuroNews and to RTÉ, Newstalk, TodayFM, BBC Radio and Vigin Media. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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