Drivers may be interested in reading the Report on Motoring for 2019 produced by the RAC. The document can be found on the rac.com website but we thought that we would highlight some of the things contained in the report.
Apparently, those motorists taking part in the survey were asked out of twenty things what were the four that gave them the most cause for concern.
The biggest thing that gave concern to drivers was the use of handheld mobile phones by motorists. In 2019, 36% of drivers were concerned about this with this being a drop of 2% from 38% in 2018.
The second biggest thing that concerned motorists was the cost of fuel. In 2019, the figure was 34% with this being a 5% increase from 2018 when it was 29%.
In third place was the maintenance and condition of local roads. In 2019, 33% of drivers were concerned about this whereas in 2018 42% were concerned – a fall of 9%.
In fourth place was the aggressive behavior of other motorists. In 2019, 30% of drivers were concerned about this but in 2018 the figure was 28% – a fall of 2%.
In fifth place was the cost of car insurance. In 2019, 28% of drivers were concerned about this whereas in 2018 the figure was 25% – a fall of 3%.
In sixth position was concern about drivers who were under the influence of drink. In 2019, 23% of drivers were concerned whereas in 2018 27% were – a drop of 4%.
In seventh place was the number of drivers who broke traffic laws. In 2019, the figure was 22% with this remaining unchanged from the previous year.
In eighth position were motorists who were driving around in their cars without having bothered to arrange car insurance or pay for road tax. In 2019, the figure was 21% compared to 25% in 2018 – a drop of 4%. It is a legal requirement that you must insure your car for a minimum of third party cover unless your vehicle is declared SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification) and the car is kept off the public road system.
In ninth spot was slower journeys and traffic congestion. In 2019, 21% of motorists were concerned about these things whereas in 2018 the figure was 24% – a fall of 3%.
In tenth place was the cost of parking. In 2019, the figure was 21% compared to 16% in 2018 – a rise of 5%.
We hope that you have found the above figures to be of interest. You can find the remaining 10 areas of concern on the RAC website.