Parents 'plan to share school run'

A new poll by used car search website has found that car sharing is a very likely option for a quarter of people with children under 18 during the new school term in September as they try to tackle rising motoring costs.

Of the 2,000 parents questioned, 15% said soaring costs have forced them to reduce or stop their children's extracurricular activities as they can no longer afford to drive them around.

The survey also found that 54% of respondents have significantly changed their lifestyle due to increasing motoring costs.

Phil Jones, commercial director of, said: "The news is constantly telling us that people everywhere are tightening their belts, however these figures show concrete evidence of the everyday sacrifices that motorists are making."

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