24 April 2013

Posted by Discount Insurance on Wednesday, April 24, 2013
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Drivers over the age of 50 are trying to drive less to cut down on cost, a new study shows.

A third of motorists over the age of 50 are trying to cut the cost of driving, according to new research, with many taking fewer journeys to achieve this.

Average mileage for a driver over 50 is now 5,389 miles a year, according to the research from Saga, down by almost a fifth over the past seven years.

Nearly half are shopping around for the cheapest stations to fill up with fuel, while more than a third have started using public transport more often. A similar number have taken to leaving their car at home for short journeys and walking more often.

Some older drivers are making bigger changes to their habits. A small number are actually turning to the Internet to do most of their shopping online, saving the cost of driving to the supermarket.

Drivers in the north-east were the most likely to make changes to save money, although Welsh motorists were the least likely to give up their vehicles.

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