The RAC Report on Motoring 2011 reveals drivers are resigned to the fact that nothing is going to change. The ‘war on motorists’ is said to have ended, but it has been replaced with a ‘cold war’. The cost of motoring continues to rise far in excess of inflation. Drivers are focused on cutting costs and surviving until the economy improves.
The RAC Report on Motoring 2010 shows motorists are becoming more inward-looking. They are more concerned about their home and local area than national or global issues and their energy is being spent on using what resources they have in the most cost-efficient and effective way.
The 2009 report shows starkly the effect the current economic climate is having on motorists. The emerging theme this year is one of increasing disengagement. Motorists do not feel connected with the big issues of the day such as the environment, traffic management and road pricing.