Nearly 95% of road users see fuel duty as a major worry, according to a poll by Fair Fuel UK.
In a survey of 11,183 members, 94.2% listed fuel duty as being their major worry, with 86% also putting fuel pricing transparency in their top five concerns. Not far behind, seven out of 10 listed road maintenance and potholes to be among their sizable fears.
|Road user issue||In top five|
|Fuel pricing transparency||86.10%|
|Road user taxation||71.40%|
|Is there a need for HS2||40.70%|
|Green fuel incentives||28.20%|
|New road building||27.30%|
Quentin Willson, lead spokesman for the Fair Fuel UK campaign said: "Fair Fuel UK’s survey shows the financial angst of 32 million road users. Unless the UK has predictable road fuel costs that are protected from the debilitating effects of oil speculation and high taxes, both the economy and the Government will be in serious trouble."
Howard Cox, founder of the Fair Fuel UK Campaign said: "It will be electoral suicide if the main political parties do not convince 32 million road users that they have sympathy with their needs. By only paying lip service to road maintenance, not reducing the highest level of fuel duty worldwide and ignoring oil speculators who fix pump prices for personal gain, clear party policies not addressing these concerns will turn away voters in their millions."