Increased motoring ‘may result in debt concerns’

The amount of miles driven by people in the UK has risen in recent years – suggesting individuals could encounter debt difficulty because of what it c…

The amount of miles driven by people in the UK has risen in recent years – suggesting individuals could encounter debt difficulty because of what it costs to be a car owner nowadays.

Research carried out by Admiral has discovered that the total number of miles navigated by motorists in the UK each year would take them to the moon and back over half a million times.

It revealed that the average distance covered has increased by 4.5 per cent since 2000, despite people being advised to drive less.

Sue Longthorn, managing director of the company, said: “When you see the total mileage we drive it’s staggering, especially when you consider there are only round 246,000 miles of road in the country.”

The high price of petrol should make motorists “stop and think” before setting off on a journey, she added.

A study conducted by Sainsbury’s Finance recently disclosed that the cost of running a car has risen by up to 8.6 per cent in the last five months.

By Joe Shervin

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