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Cost of fuel forces drivers to slow down

20 May, 2010

Motorists are quite literally slowing down because of the escalating cost of fuel, according to a new survey by car

supermarket giant Motorpoint. A recent poll on its website, involving 1,500 people, revealed that 69% of motorists have changed their driving habits radically since fuel topped an average of 1.20 a litre for unleaded petrol. Only 31% had not altered their behaviour.

Motorpoint managing director David Shelton said filling a car now costs 25 more a month than it did at the start of 2010. "We would urge the new government not to raise fuel duty in its forthcoming emergency budget," he stressed. "Although it has been treated as a soft target by the previous regime, any increases are only likley to exasperate the situation further for motorists already struggling under the weight of record fuel prices."

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Weekly retail fuel prices: 15 January 2018
RegionDieselLPGSuper ULUL
East Midlands124.34132.31121.54
North East123.94133.63121.07
North West124.1658.50132.51121.18
Northern Ireland123.4169.90128.40120.85
South East125.1561.40132.52122.48
South West124.73130.24121.91
West Midlands123.7465.23132.27121.20
Yorkshire & Humber123.9161.90132.74121.12

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