Institute Of Advanced Motorists Survey Results
Oh, cheer up! The IAM has claimed that thirty-three percent of people no longer enjoy driving. That is the conclusion of the safety charity's poll of more than two-thousand motorists. Why such pessimism? Because fifty-one percent have fallen out of love due to the price of fuel. The cost, after all, now averages about £1.31 for a litre of unleaded and £1.38 for diesel. Granted, these figures are relatively high so motorists might cheer themselves up by taking steps to minimise the cost. The first is to trade-in their old gas- guzzlers for more efficient modern alternatives. High achievers include the Volkswagen Polo BlueMotion 1.2 TDI that averages 80.7mpg, and the Hyundai i20 CRDi Blue that manages 88.3mpg. Even the BMW 320d EfficientDynamics Auto returns 68.9mpg – and that hits 62mh in 7.9 seconds which should cheer up even the most pessimistic. Motorists can also save by driving efficiently and minimising aerodynamic drag by removing any roof boxes and closing their windows. Furthermore, the survey revealed that forty-one percent are put-off by congestion and fifty percent do not 'always' feel relaxed when their partner is in the front. Oh come on - it cannot be that bad.