2.2 Motorists' views
There are a number of key issues that concern motorists.
89% think the cost of motoring is increasing at a very rapid rate.
82% think the quality of the roads is getting noticeably worse - a significant 13% increase on last year.
54% would oppose any technology that allows their vehicle movements to be tracked.
50% find themselves getting more frustrated and annoyed while driving than a few years ago.
It is interesting to note drivers are less concerned over every issue than they were two years ago, and bar the behaviour of other drivers, than they were last year as well. This 'disengagement' is reflected throughout the report on key issues such as the environment and taxation.
Overall motorists appear to be more concerned with economically surviving the recession than wider issues surrounding motoring, although they still show relatively high levels of concern over the issues. Typically during a recession people focus on the most pressing day-to-day issues leaving the less urgent and potentially more esoteric problems to when they feel more secure. However, the Government shouldn't necessarily adopt a similar mentality when considering transport policies and need to continue to think about the longer term strategy.
54% would oppose any technology that allows their vehicle movements to be tracked
82% think the quality of the roads is getting noticeably worse - a significant 13% increase on last year
2.3 Getting about
2.1 Car ownership