Cheshire, United Kingdom (17th May 2012) – DayInsure, a leading UK provider of temporary car insurance, has commented on the results of a recent car usage survey.
As the cost of motoring continues to test the pockets of most drivers in the UK, a survey by one leading British company suggests that almost 50% of drivers are now cutting down on journeys. The report from the Post Office says customers are becoming increasingly worried about their motoring future and are looking for ways to cut their costs.
The survey questioned over 2,000 motorists and showed that 46% of drivers now use their cars less than they did 12 months ago. 1 in 3 drivers interviewed said they now actively look for petrol stations with cheaper fuel, whilst 1 in 4 drive slower to make their fuel go further.
When asked what their greatest concerns were, most drivers answered that fuel costs were the biggest single issue, but motor insurance and the number of drivers without car insurance also figured highly, as did the state of the UK’s roads. It seems that most drivers are now equally aware of the on-costs as much as the direct costs associated with owning a car.
The survey went on to ask drivers what would top their wish list and, once again, there were a few surprises. Most said they would like cheaper fuel and tougher action taken against drivers without motor insurance. However, 1 in 5 said they would also like to see the legal driving age raised from 17.
A spokesperson for the Post Office said: “For many drivers, their car is their lifeline and many people rely on their car every day. With approximately 405 trips made by every driver each year, and with the cost of fuel jumping 52% in the last five years, it is not surprising that motorists are becoming increasingly worried about rising fuel prices and the general cost of running their car.”
A spokesperson for DayInsure commented: “It is not a huge shock to see that people are trying to cut down on the amount of time they use their vehicle, as rising costs have put a strain on their money. If a vehicle is becoming too expensive to run then you might consider borrowing one when needed, and if that’s the case then you’ll need to have it insured. Here at DayInsure, our temporary motor insurance can really cut down on the costs of motoring just when you need it most.”
For more information about DayInsure and their various types of temporary motor insurance, visit their website at www.dayinsure.com/.
DayInsure are a leading UK provider of temporary motor insurance and breakdown cover. They provide short term cover for a variety of vehicles including cars, van, motorhomes and minibuses. Cover can be taken out for a number of short term periods, such as weekend cover, weekly cover, monthly cover, and even just for the day. They also provide learner driver insurance and specialist short term cover for classic cars.
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