Motorists Drive Less as Costs Continue to Rise

driving1A recent survey suggests that as many as 3 out of 10 drivers are reducing the journeys they make in their cars because of the rising costs of motoring.

Motorists all over Britain are 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?

 

Geraldine Herbert

10th September, 2013

 

Author: Geraldine Herbert

Motoring journalist Geraldine Herbert is the founder of wheelsforwomen. A jury member for the International Women’s World Car of the Year, she has been a motoring journalist for over ten years and is the motoring expert for Good Housekeeping Magazine and their “Women at the Wheel” section of goodhousekeeing.co.uk. You can follow Geraldine on Twitter at @GerHerbert1

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