Charity backs fuel duty cancellation

Friday, 23 December 2011

A leading road charity has backed the government's move to cancel the planned fuel duty increase in January to save money for drivers, and has urged them to take the opportunity to cut the cost of motoring while they can.

The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has said that the move by the government, as well as its pledge to make money available for managed motorways, will make roads cheaper and safer for car insurance customers.

Chancellor George Osborne announced on Tuesday 29th November that the planned increase in fuel duty in January 2012 was being shelved in a bid to cut the cost of driving.

However, the IAM has said that drivers can take this opportunity to save themselves money through more economical driving.

Chief examiner Peter Rodger said: "If you slow down and leave more of a gap between yourself and the vehicle in front, you won't need to accelerate and brake so much. That's two easy ways to reduce your fuel consumption by up to 15 per cent."

Posted by Noel Martin

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