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Fleet Drivers in the U.K. are Environmentally Challenged

July 01, 2010

A report states that company car drivers are the least environment-friendly group of motorists in the U.K., according to the U.K. publication, BusinessCar.

According to RAC's 2010 Report on Motoring, business drivers aren't doing much to make a difference to climate change, even though two-thirds of them claim to care about the environment.

Thirty-two percent of fleet drivers admitted not caring about the emissions of their next company vehicle and 46 percent won't be looking for a smaller vehicle when replacing their current car, compared to one-third of private motorists.

Seventy-three percent of the business drivers polled suggested that better tax incentives would make them more willing to consider an eco-friendly car.

Only 26 percent said they would definitely consider a more environment-friendly model for their next company vehicle.

Twenty-five percent want to see politicians tackling the cost of motoring, while 42 percent want to see government action on improving the quality and condition of UK roads. Only 12 percent think legislators should be focusing on the environmental impact of motoring.

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