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RAC data on car-dependency: Campaign for Better Transport responds

21 February 2020

Responding to new figures from the RAC, which show that one in three drivers are more dependent on the car than a year ago, and that 57% would be willing to use their cars less if the quality of public transport was better, Darren Shirley, Chief Executive of Campaign for Better Transport, said:

"Most drivers would like to use their cars less, but high rail and bus fares and infrequent, unreliable services are putting many off using public transport. The good news is that the Government has a golden opportunity to banish these bugbears, with a Rail White Paper and National Bus Strategy due in the coming months. It must take action to make public transport a more affordable, convenient choice and reduce car-dependency."

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For further information please contact the press office on 020 3746 2235 or communications@bettertransport.org.uk

Notes to Editors

The RAC's figures can be found on its website.

Campaign for Better Transport operates in England and Wales. We campaign to bring sustainable transport to all and ensure solutions are delivered that improve the wellbeing of communities, quality of life and the environment. Campaign for Better Transport Charitable Trust is a registered charity (1101929).