Are rising motoring costs good for the local community?

A survey by Santander has found that three quarters of motorists (equivalent to 29 million people nationwide) admit that they are now using their cars less, with 62% blaming the rising cost of motoring.

As a result, Santander suggests that many drivers are now spending more in their local communities, with 29% buying more from local shops, 12% going for dinner and drinks nearer to where they live and 7% making greater use of local amenities such as leisure centres.

 

Source:  Credit Action June 2011 edition

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