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Fleets have no faith in Tory transport strategy

HALF of Britain's company car drivers have no confidence in the Government's transport policy and 56% consider benefit-in-kind tax on company cars to be unfair, according to a new report from Lease Plan entitled 'Driving a Hard Bargain - A Survey of Company Car Drivers'.

The pessimistic view of Government policy is further compounded by the 76% of company car drivers who believe that drastically improved public transport is the only solution to reducing congestion on UK roads, although just one-in-four would be prepared to give up their company car for a season ticket. More than 90% of company car drivers believe motorway congestion is serious.

However, some company car drivers believe better driving, including the legalisation of motorway undertaking, improved traffic controls on motorways with crawler lanes for HGVs and variable speed limits, and an end to the 'rush-hour' mentality through car sharing and more telecommuting would also solve congestion.

Ten facts from the Lease Plan report:

Copies of the report 'Driving a Hard Bargain - A Survey of Company Car Drivers' are available from Lease Plan on 01753 797284.

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