Yorkshire Drivers Struggling With Car Costs

Almost a third of drivers in Yorkshire are struggling to cope with the cost of running a car, according new figures.

Some 30% of the region's motorists said they were finding it difficult to afford driving expenses, according to research done by used car search website Motors.co.uk

The website revealed the cost of fuel and car insurance are the biggest worry for motorists.

When asked, a massive 82% of Yorkshire drivers said fuel prices were the biggest problem.

More than a third are most concerned with the cost of car insurance, while one in five said their biggest worry was the state of the roads in their area.

The YouGov survey of more than 2,000 people also revealed that 25% of drivers are cutting back on fuel, while 12% are ramping up their use of public transport in a bid to save money.

Almost three in 10 drivers said they would still be cutting down on the amount they drive next year.

Phil Jones, commercial director of Motors.co.uk, said: “For most of us, the car is a necessity and the increasing costs facing motorists are alarming. The car is fundamental to the economy, getting us from A to B in all areas of life, and the evidence is clearly there to suggest that blithely resorting to a temporary freeze in fuel duty is simply not enough.”