Aug, 2020) One in three lazy Brits use the car to travel less than a mile – inews
Matt Allan August 28, 2018 6:00 am(Updated August 20, 2020)
One in three people regularly use the car for short trips that they admit could be completed just as easily by public transport or on foot.
A poll of motorists revealed that short trips are completed by car largely for convenience, with 97 per cent of those surveyed admitting they could walk, 50 per cent saying cycling is also an option for them, and 45 per cent revealing they could take public transport instead of the car.
While 40 per cent of drivers questioned by car buying site carwow blamed their decision to use the car on running late, more than half (56 per cent) said their choice was influenced by bad weather and more than a quarter (27 per cent) admitted they were just being lazy.