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Can you save money with public transport?

A survey by the RAC has found that over one third of UK drivers are actively considering downsizing their cars in order to save money. While this is not surprising it will be a shock to the motor trade which has probably had its worst six months for many decades. If drivers are still considering downsizing after the fall in car sales of late is this an opportunity for the pubic transport network to step in?

The reasons for the possible downsizing are simple, the rising cost of fuel, increased road taxes and the ever increasing cost of insurance. Many drivers are also deeply concerned about the increase in uninsured drivers which is costing the industry and law abiding drivers hundreds of millions of pounds a year.

The government seems to 'have it in' for motorists but the problem which many have is the fact that public transport (although better than it has been for some time) is just not accessible or reliable enough for many. However you need to ask yourself what comes first, a reduction in motorists and more income for public transport or further investment in public transport and then the transfer of motorist onto public transport?

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