AA urges motorists to fight against fuel price rises

The AA urges UK motorists to help the fight against fuel prices

THE AA has urged drivers to back the Mirror’s Will the Penny Drop campaign and protest against sky-high petrol and diesel prices.

Company bosses have drafted an online petition for motorists to send to their MPs to ensure the penny-per-litre fuel tax is dropped.

The move comes as half of drivers cut back on car use because of soaring prices, with 90% telling the AA they feel powerless to act.

A fifth said prices had forced them off the road and on to public transport and one in 10 revealed they are car-sharing with friends.

Diesel currently costs 133.26p a litre, beating the 2008 high of 133.25p. A litre of unleaded is 128.62p – 3.5p more than in January.

AA president Edmund King said yesterday: “Motorists are punch-drunk from fuel duty increases and shocked at the cost of filling up. From past experience, we know protests can focus ministers’ minds.”

Source Mirror online

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