A few facts about our car use and costs

The Drivers' Alliance releases study into fuel prices and car use.

They have been looking at the affordability of fuel and how this impacts on the use of a car. Their findings show miles driven have remained static since 1995. This was a surprise as we often hear car use and congestion is increasing which is used as a reason for introducing congestion charging and road pricing.
They also found that:
 Diesel increased by 49% in real terms since 1995
 Petrol increased by 20% in real terms since 1995
 Average miles increased by 1% in the past 14 years
 Over ¾ of the price of petrol is tax at today’s prices
 Untaxed diesel is 49% more expensive than petrol