Urging Chancellor Alistair Darling to postpone the introduction of a planned 3p rise in petrol duty on 1 April, the AA said that some pumps in London an parts of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland were already charging £1.20 a litre.
"The AA tells us that families are now paying £52 more on petrol every month than they were a year ago," said Ali Clabburn, founder of Liftshare. "There is very little we can do about the amount we are charged for petrol, but we can do something about how often we fill our tanks.
"The typical commuter who car-shares every day is saving themselves over £800 a year - and we expect to see thousands more people sign up to car-share schemes over the coming months, as petrol prices climb higher than they've ever been before."
The previous record UK average high for unleaded petrol was in July 2008, when it hit 119.7p a litre. (In June-July 2008, almost 25,000 new members also joined the Liftshare network to find someone to car-share with.)
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