UK motorists are digging their heels in and are determined to ride out
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the current volatile nature of fuel pricing storm, as the results of
latest survey made public.
Pig-headed British drivers will grudgingly
fork out up to £1.75 per litre before they say enough’s enough and
consider the merits of public transport.
almost a fifth of UK motorists wouldn’t throw in the towel until they
were forced to splash out over £2 per litre on petrol, according to the
latest statistics compiled by Esure car insurance.
the average price stumped up at the pumps across Britain balances out
as £1.15 per litre, the vehicle insurance firm decided to test the
water and see exactly how far Brits would go to stubbornly keep their
cars on the road in the face of these punishing costs.
down their findings into region and age demographics, the upshot was
that young drivers were more willing to pay over the odds for fuel,
with £1.65 per litre the benchmark figure it would have to breach
before many would even consider swapping their car for public
transport. 10p per litre below the national average.
Britain was divided as to how much they’d pay, based on where they
resided. Those motorists living in the South East would stump up the
most on average - £1.84 per litre for petrol – whilst Scottish drivers
played down the stereotype that suggest they’re penny pinching by
confessing they too would go as far as £1.68 per litre if pushed. These
figures represented the minimum amount they’d willingly trump up before
they’d both give public transport a second thought.
most resolutely unswerving members of the questioned populace turned
out to be 35 – 54 year old drivers, who for the most part insisted that
they were bracing themselves for possible price hikes of 57% per litre
– and to £1.81 – before they would think about hanging up their car
keys, as the seeming battle of wills shows no sign of abating.
six per cent of the nation’s motorists put on the spot admitted that
they were more concerned about rising fuel costs than ever before, yet
almost half – 47% - argued that it would take a momentous,
unprecedented rise to price them off the road, and into the waiting
arms of public transport alternatives.