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COVID-19 Lockdown Saves Motorists Time and Money

Posted in General News on Thursday, May 21st, 2020

According to a new report compiled by the car insurance comparison site, gocompare.com people in Britain have saved a collective amount of £267 million on fuel since the lockdown began. The fact that many cars are staying stationary for long periods of time has led to the price of fuel at the pumps being significantly lower for motorists than it was prior to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Many British people have also saved a significant amount of time by not having to make the daily commute to work. The research shows that the average British motorist spends 58 minutes per day commuting to work by car, covering a distance of 3.4 miles each way. This means that we  have saved 30 hours and 36 minutes on average by not making the daily journey to work and that number will increase as the lockdown period continues. The amount of driving taking place in the UK has decreased by 62% compared to the beginning of 2020. This is significantly more than some other countries as the guidelines for dealing with the Coronavirus differ around the world. In America for example driving has only decreased by 30% since the the Coronavirus outbreak. Matt Oliver of gocompare.com, commented: “It will be interesting to see how fuel usage changes once lockdown has lifted. With companies announcing remote working will continue, this will affect the daily commute for thousands of drivers."

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