UK Drivers Won't Swap Cars for Public Transport

The majority of the UK population would still use personal cars regardless of the public transport’s improvement and availability, a survey carried out by Kwik Fit Insurance shows.

A massive 79 percent of the 721 people questioned by the insurance broker said that they would not give up their cars even if buses and trains ensured a decent transportation.

The aim of the survey was to show if the eco trend, which has grown in popularity in the last few years, has had any effect on the population’s transport behavior.

The survey also revealed the fact that car users spend more time in their vehicles than they did in the past.

A fifth of the questioned persons said they spend 10 to 20 hours in their car every week. Approximately 35 percent said that they spend 5 to 10 hours a week in their car. If we do the math for a 12 month period, the results can be worrying.

"The overriding sentiment seems to be that Britain's love affair with the car is set to continue long into the new decade," Brendan Devine, Group Managing Director of Kwik Fit Financial Services, said.

The survey also include a top of the most annoying things about contemporary driving: Traffic jams claimed the first position with 21 percent. In second place, but at a short distance, we have road rage.

When it comes to route planning 39 percent said they used online route planners, bringing Sat Navs into second place with 31 percent, while a 22 percent still preferred to read a map. 53 percent of respondents said the electronic navigating devices have a negative influence on us, affecting our map reading capabilities.
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