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AB Editor | 10:53 Tue 22nd Mar 2022 | Motoring
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  • None - I cannot make any further changes to my driving habits to save money on fuel - 49 votes
  • 24%
  • I am driving less than I normally would - 38 votes
  • 19%
  • Not applicable - I am not a motorist - 32 votes
  • 16%
  • I am not worried about the cost and have not made any changes - 29 votes
  • 14%
  • I am changing my driving style to drive more economically (e.g. accelerating less, using high gears) - 19 votes
  • 9%
  • I am filling up my car less often than I normally would - 18 votes
  • 9%
  • I have taken weight out of my car - 8 votes
  • 4%
  • I am planning to or have already changed to an electric or hybrid car and recent fuel costs influenced this decision - 6 votes
  • 3%
  • I'm making other changes - I'll explain below - 4 votes
  • 2%

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I've made no changes, I think motoring is far too cheap as it is. Relatively poor people can afford to own private transport and ferry empty seats about most of the time. That cannot be right.
When I started driving, petrol was 6s 8d per gallon (33p) which equates to 7.4p per litre.

Average weekly wage was £22

Average weekly wage is now £473

So if petrol had gone up in line with average pay, it would now be £1.59 per litre .... which is not far off the current price.

Petrol may be expensive compared to some recent times, but taking a longer view it's nothing to get excited about ... yet.
exactly dave, too cheap.
Oh goody, a chance for another 'get the poor off the road so I can progress' rant from the thick-necked geezer with the blue reflective sunglasses.
The trouble is that public transport (outside London) is so shockingly poor/expensive that it's simply not an option for most people - given the highly mobile lives that the current patterns of work/leisure require.

It's easy to say that people must be forced out of their cars - but it's a forlorn hope if there is no feasible alternative.
not at all doug as SD pointed out the price of fuel has barely risen since 1971.
Why is it too cheap? A ridiculous comment
because the masses can afford personal private transport and waste most of it. Ain't rocket is it?
Given all the fixed costs of owning a car (depreciation, VED, insurance, servicing, breakdown cover etc.), the price of fuel is way down on my list of items to think about.
There's little point in owning your own transport, given all the fixed costs whether you use it or not, and not using it as much as you need/would like.
Well anyone who feels guilty about using their car can give it up if they want. Not me, I will use it whenever I feel the need.
How do 'the masses' waste their personal transport?
I suspect the answer might be 'because I say so'.
I have taken to topping up when I have half a tank of petrol rather than a quarter so it seem any more expensive!!! I know ......
We have had an electric car for almost two years, so none of the above options apply to us.
"because the masses can afford personal private transport and waste most of it. Ain't rocket is it?"

How much more would you be prepared to pay for fuel and VED?

doug "How do 'the masses' waste their personal transport? " - they can afford to transport empty seats everywhere.
Do you not do the same? Or is your minicab always full?

Like I put earlier, 'because I say so'.
Tilly - an electric car indeed - that must be shocking.
How many passengers do you have in your car each day?

How do you know where the cars with no passengers are going to?

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