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Drivers 'cutting back on car journeys'

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Some 46 per cent of drivers are cutting back on the number of journeys they are making.

This is according to research by Post Office Car Insurance and highlights how motorists are modifying their behaviour because of the expense associated with running a car.

Over 25 per cent of those questioned are driving more smoothly in an effort to conserve fuel, while 31 per cent are shopping around in an effort to make savings.

Gerry Barrett, head of insurance at Post Office, said: "For many drivers, their car is their lifeline and many people rely on their car every day."

He added the cost of motoring has increased by 52 per cent in the last five years, which explains why many drivers are struggling to afford the pastime.

As a result, the measure that people are most interested in seeing is a reduction in fuel tax, followed by tougher rules on uninsured driving.  ADNFCR-2576-ID-801362392-ADNFCR

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