That's a lot of time you could be investing into your PlayStation
UK car drivers will spend, on average, 58 working weeks of their lives not moving in traffic on their daily commute, according to a new study of 2,000 car drivers by Continental Tyres.
Covering an average round trip of 28 miles the typical journey to work and home again takes 41 minutes, with 12 minutes lost every day in jams and delays. Even with annual leave, bank holidays and sick days this means 5½ working days lost every year or 58 working weeks during a lifetime.
According to another survey by the GetOn campaign, riding a motorcycle to work will cut your commute by 306 hours a year and save you almost £1000 when compared to a car. The facts speak for themselves.
What would you do with an extra 306 hours per year?
Posted: 18/01/2012 at 18:49
...reasons why people use the car and "do it year in year out", is because they use the vehicle as a utility item etc. They may never have considered a motorycle as a viable means of transport. Public transport is not always suitable and is no longer a cheaper alternative in most instances.
Many people are v.risk averse of course in all sorts of ways, and will follow what's probably 'sensible' and safe, can't blame them really in some respects, the thought of riding a bike down the M6 at rush hour for example wouldn't fill me with joy!
Still, it'd be nice if there were fewer cars on the road. amen
Posted: 18/01/2012 at 23:14
Posted: 24/01/2012 at 15:11
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