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54% of motorists would change careers to cut commuting costs, says Europcar UK

More than 50% of UK motorists would change their careers to cut the cost of their commute and avoid overpaying for “miserable” public transport.

To reduce travel costs, over half of UK motorists would change their career, according to a recent poll by Europcar UK.

“There are numerous reasons someone may look to change jobs, from salary and promotion opportunities, to taking a new career path, seeking a new challenge or even difficulties with colleagues or bosses”, said Gary Smith, managing director, Europcar UK Group. 

“We were therefore surprised to see that more than half of workers would go through all the stress, uncertainty and upheaval of applications, interviews and being the office newbie, simply to reduce the cost of commuting. 

“This clearly demonstrates the significant impact travel costs can have.

“With train fares rising, and the level of service and comfort not keeping up, commuters are overpaying for a miserable journey.

“Perhaps it’s not surprising that they would look at ways of improving the journey and reducing the associated cost.

“By carrying out regular surveys to determine the impact travel has on commuter’s lives, by carrying out regular surveys to determine the impact travel has on commuter’s lives, we can look to create a solution to better fill their mobility needs.”

The consumer poll was conducted online and via social media channels in January 2018, and had 54 respondents. 

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