Bank Holiday Plans Changed Because Of Fuel Prices

AA Insurance has been polling motorists and found that the long standing British tradition of heading out in the car is falling out of favour this year as the seemingly constant fuel price rises bite.

The data held by AA Insurance shows that well over half those people talked to will not be getting the car out this weekend, with around 23 percent of them saying it is the cost of petrol and diesel that is keeping them at home. A year ago the price of petrol was just over 95 pence per litre, though now it is over 114 pence.

This is a dramatic increase in fuel prices said an AA Insurance spokesman and, when combined with all the other price rises the UK consumer has had to face, means that people really are having to cut back.