Rain 'costs drivers £25m a day'

Rain 'costs drivers £25m a day'

Every single day it rains in the summer an additional £25 million is spent on motoring in the UK, according to a new survey.

The research found that 2.8 million (17%) of drivers in the UK only drive to and from work when it is cold and wet, choosing to use alternative methods of transport, such as walking and cycling, on nicer days.

In London this figure was even higher with 24% of drivers saying that leave the car at home when the weather is good enough.

On average in the summer these seasonal drivers spend £9 each per day when it rains on petrol, parking and congestion charges. This would add up to a total of £6,202 per seasonal driver if it was to rain right through the summer.

Two-fifths of respondents to the Opinium survey said they consider walking or cycling to work in the summer when the weather is nice.

Seasonal drivers looking to cut their motoring costs should also make sure they are getting a good deal on theircar insurance .

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