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A fifth of drivers will leave their cars at home this Easter

More than a fifth (22%) of British car-owners will leave their vehicles in the garage this Easter, according to recent research.

Drivers in London and the South East will be shunning their cars, averaging just 36 miles - a third less than their fellows in the North.

Linda Gomersall, general manager of Autogas, which commissioned the survey, said: “In our opinion, the survey results show that people are not looking at travelling long distances in what has traditionally been one of the big driving weekends of the year.

“We believe the cost of petrol and potential traffic congestion mean people are less willing to spend hours on the road on the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

"More broadly, household bills - including petrol - mean the cost of living is at an all-time high at the moment."

Drivers in the North of England, Wales and the South West are expected to clock up the longest journeys across the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Average distances for drivers in the North are nearly 53 miles while Welsh and South-Western drivers are not far behind with an average journey length of nearly 51 miles.

Region

Mean average distance expected to be driven this Easter

North

52.56

Wales and the South West

51.02

Midlands

48.28

Scotland

47.13

London and the South East

35.51

          

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