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Rising fuel costs cause concern

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The rising cost of fuel is forcing some motorists to cut back as the costs of running a car mount up.

A new YouGov survey has found that almost a quarter of drivers are struggling to cope with paying their car expenses, with fuel prices and car insurance premiums proving to be the main sources of worries for motorists across Britain.

Issues of concern for road users also included the state of roads in their area and a further rise in fuel duty. Some 12% of respondents even said they were prepared to start using public transport more in an effort to save money.

However, a huge majority, 82%, said prices at the pump were the biggest problem they faced and the sky-rocketing costs associated with running a car were chiefly blamed on this issue. As a result, the same survey of 2,000 people found that a quarter of drivers are now cutting back on filling up.

While insurance premiums were a cause for concern, cheap car insurance can still be tailored to fit people's needs. Protecting a car and preserving peace of mind does not have to be too expensive.

© Press Association 2012