With the recession still showing no signs of budging, everyone is making cuts and saving their pennies.
UK drivers bought one billion fewer litres of fuel at the start of this year in comparison to the start of 2008 pre-recession.
With fuel prices soaring making it impossible for some motorists to stay on the road, everyone else is attempting to reduce their costs and purchase as little fuel as possible.
The treasury is thought to have missed out on more than £630m in tax revenue.
However, environmentalists may see this particular change as a positive one, with more people walking or using public transport it is better for the environment but, families are affected in so many areas of their lives.
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