Official: Britons love cars too much
31 August 2006

Public transport still just won't do for almost half of Britain's motorists, according to a new survey.

A study by the Centre for Economics and Business Research states that 47% of drivers believe they had no real public transport alternative to any of their car journeys. And a tenth of all drivers said they wouldn't give up their own wheels, regardless of how expensive they became to run.

Predictably, Londoners were the most open to the idea of living without a car, with Glasgow and Edinburgh next up. But the SUV school run looks like it's here to stay - even though most families live within four miles of their school, not even 10 per cent of parents felt there was a public transport alternative to using their car to drop off the kids.

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