Findings from the comprehensive study of UK drivers' views

RAC Report on Motoring 2020

While 2020 will doubtless go down in history as the year of the coronavirus pandemic, just what did the arrival of Covid-19 mean for the UK’s 40m drivers?

How did it affect the use of their cars, their behaviour on the roads, and their plans to change vehicles in the future? And how did it change their use of public transport and will it lead to them walking or cycling more in the future? These are just some of the areas covered in the 2020 RAC Report on Motoring. 

Besides the pandemic, much else has happened in 2020 that might have altered how drivers think and act.

This year might also be remembered as a milestone in the availability of battery electric, zero-emission cars, with far more models coming on to the market than ever before as well as the first new Clean Air Zones outside London finally getting the green light.

So how are drivers’ opinions changing in light of these developments? And what about drivers’ attitudes to other, long-running motoring-related issues such as the problem of illegal mobile phone use – a topic the RAC has tracked in detail for many years – and the state of the country’s roads?

Coupled with valuable insight from a varied panel of experts in the motoring, mobility and wider transport sectors, and a series of easy-to-read graphics to help readers make sense of the data, the Report remains one of the most comprehensive studies on driver behaviour and opinion available in the UK.

The 2020 survey was completed by 3,068 drivers, and results are weighted to be nationally-representative of UK drivers


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