In many parts of the country such as Lancashire, Somerset and the Midlands prices have already exceed Â£1 a litre and the rest of the country looks set to follow over the next few weeks.
In less than three months more than 12,000 new members have signed up to www.Liftshare.com in an attempt to cut their fuel bills and to minimise their impact on the environment. Liftshare's founder, Ali Clabburn had this to say:
"The success of liftshare, particularly in recent months, is strong evidence that it is possible for the UK to become a less car focused culture and goes to prove that travel habits can be changed.
In the current climate more and more people are turning to car sharing. While I believe that the majority of people want to do more to help the environment it has taken the rise in fuel prices to really spur them into action. I think it is great that the environment is going to benefit."
With the average commuter being able to save themselves around Â£1,000 a year by car sharing the question must be asked, why is more emphasis not being placed on car sharing? Motorists can register on the free website www.Liftshare.com and potentially halve their petrol costs.
www.Liftshare.com can also be used by non-drivers to find a lift and can therefore also be very useful at improving accessibility for those without their own vehicles.
For more information please contact Louise Boom on 01953 451166 or email louise@Liftshare.com
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