November 4, 2010

Rising fuel costs forcing us to change driving habits

Two-thirds of Britons have been forced to change their driving habits because of higher fuel prices.

This has emerged in a study by comparison site, which asked its users whether higher fuel prices were forcing them to change their driving habits.

The results found that 65% admitted that rising costs had taken their toll.

More than half of people had reduced the amount of time they spent behind the wheel, and nearly one in 10 claimed to have stopped driving because of the costs.

One-third of motorists said they were sticking to their usual driving habits, however, because they could just about still afford it.

Steve Sweeney, head of car insurance at moneysupermarket, said: “We’re all looking at ways to lower our everyday outgoings and getting behind the wheel is a real drain on finances.

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