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We take a look at the latest RAC Motor Report

    In the UK there are now over 38 million motorists on the roads.

    The RAC also highlights that it is vital that Britain’s politicians, transport authorities and motor industry take their views into account when shaping policies and plans for the future.  

    The RAC interviewed more than 1,700 motorists to gather information for their report and we have picked some items out that we though you would be interested in. 


     Drivers main concerns can be broken down and they aren’t of much surprise. 

    1. Drivers using handheld ones to take, text or use the internet.
    2. The condition and maintenance of local roads.
    3. Cost of fuel
    4. Cost of insuring a car
    5. Traffic congestion/slower journey times
    6. People driving cars without tax or insurance 
    7. Drivers under the influence of drink
    8. Drivers breaking traffic laws

     28% of drivers place fuel expenditure among their top four concerns, with 9% saying the cost of fuel is their top concern. 

    The cost of car insurance has become an increasing concern from 46% of drivers in 2016 being concerned, to now 58% of drivers. 

    Who is the motorist?

    The RAC looked at how many miles motorists in Britain of each year, the results are as follows: 

    Miles per year




    5,001 - 10,000




     The annual average mileage in the UK is currently 9,436. 

    Age of vehicles


    Average age of vehicles in 2017 (years)


    Motorists who own a car less than a year old


    Motorists who own a car 1-2 years old


    Motorists who own a car 2-3 years old


    Motorists who own a car 3-4 years old


    Motorists who own a car between 5-10 years old


    Motorists who own a car more than a 10 years old


    Transport For London

    Cars need to meet minimum emission standards when travelling in the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) or the daily charge must be paid.

    Minimum emission standards

    Petrol: Euro 4
    Diesel: Euro 6

    The ULEZ will be enforced based on the declared emissions of the vehicle rather than the age. However:

    Information from Transport For London

    Check this car on the TFL website before purchasing: https://tfl.gov.uk/modes/driving/ultra-low-emission-zone/vrm-checker-ulez

    SW Car Supermarket

    To save timely negotiation all our cars are heavily discounted upfront and offered nearer cost price, saving customers up to £2000 when compared to our competition. This ensures we are treating every customer the same. This fee is a compulsory fee and applies to all customers.

    Variable admin fee is charged as listed below:

    1. Retail customers pay £199.
    2. Repeat customers purchasing a 2nd car within 12 months of the original invoice date £0.
    3. Retail customers arranging finance using brokers outside of our immediate panel of lenders £399.
    4. Trade customers making a purchase as the motor trade £499.
    5. Export customers including Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland £499.
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