Britain’s motorists facing fuel pain, says RAC

28th February 2012

With MOT testing and new tyres already costing drivers on an annual basis, the RAC has revealed that petrol costs are on the rise in the UK.

That is according to the latest research from the breakdown firm, which revealed the average running costs for a driver in the UK had risen substantially over the last year.

RAC figures estimate that fuel costs had risen by around £160 over the course of the last year, an increase of 12.4 per cent on 2010 figures.

This equates to an average weekly increase of £3.07 a week and comes as the average price of fuel rises substantially in the UK.

Petrol costs have risen from 118.4 pence per litre to 134.78 pence per litre in what equates to a rise of 13.8 per cent.

RAC motoring strategist Adrian Tink said: “With fuel prices continuing to be the biggest single running cost, UK drivers want action from the government.

"At the very least, we are calling for the scrapping of next year’s planned fuel duty increases."

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