Increased Fuel Costs Hitting Drivers’ Pockets HardWednesday, 06/03/2013
Everyone grumbles about the price of fuel at the pump, and there is little doubt that it has been rising steadily in the past few years, and realistically the price will never drop. So have you changed your driving habits to cope with the extra costs?
Many UK householders are already finding it difficult to make ends meet and with more than half saying they can’t take the kids to school, do a weekly shop or even get to work without the car we are well and truly tied to the road.
A recent survey by a leading motoring organisation has uncovered these disturbing statistics; which also go on to confirm that sales of fuel at the pump have in fact reduced compared with figures from a few years ago. In contrast the number of drivers on the road is still on the increase; which means that we, as a nation, are simply not using the car as much as we used to.
The survey revealed that around three quarters of us have actively reduced the number and length of car journeys we take simply to keep fuel costs down. The costs seem particularly bad for those living in rural areas where public transport is sporadic or even none existent and a family car is essential; but we are all feeling the pinch.
Read more news about: