UK Motorists ‘Not Convinced’ they will Benefit from Brexit

UK Motorists ‘Not Convinced’ they will Benefit from Brexit
British motorists have a pessimistic view of the UK’s departure from the European Union, according to research by road safety organisation IAM RoadSmart.

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In a survey of almost 1,100 drivers, it found that nearly half (49.6 per cent) thought the cost of motoring would rise, while just four per cent thought they would fall.

The cost of fuel was up for debate, too, with almost a third (30.8 per cent) thinking the UK would be less able to control fuel prices after Brexit, while four in ten (41.6 per cent) thought there would be no tangible difference.

Drivers were slightly more positive on the subject of road safety, as only 16.2 per cent thought road safety would deteriorate and 11.6 per cent believed safety may actually improve. The majority, though, (65 per cent) were of the opinion that leaving the EU would have no great effect.

Neil Greig, IAM RoadSmart director of policy and research, said: “It appears that UK motorists are not fully convinced that they will benefit from us leaving the EU. At the very best they feel nothing will change, but at worst they think they will lose out. “Although our survey paints a rather downbeat picture of how UK motorists feel, it does give us a strong remit to represent their needs as key Brexit issues are debated in the months ahead.”