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Cardiff, Wales -- A survey by a UK -based insurance company reveals that 8 percent of motorists have ignored problems with their tyres due to the cost of replacing them.
Sue Longthorn, managing director of Admiral, the insurer who commissioned the survey, said, "It's a concern that some motorists are willing to drive around with tyres not in the very best of condition. This could cause more serious problems long term and could even cause them to have an accident."
Half of UK motorists say they have reduced the amount of driving they do due to the rising cost of fuel, while more than nine out of ten feel ripped off by the current price of petrol and diesel. These are some of the findings of new research by car insurance expert Admiral that illustrate how motoring costs are affecting many drivers.
The survey tracked the increasing cost of motoring in the UK. The full 2011 Admiral Survey of Motorists will be released at the beginning of July. All figures, unless otherwise stated, are from YouGov Plc. Total sample size was 2,500 adults who have a drivers licence and at least one car in their household. Fieldwork was undertaken between 6th and 9th May 2011. The survey was carried out online.
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