This week I have tryed my best to not use the car for 3 reasons:
2. Petrol is VERY expensive now at around 96.9 pence per litre. When I first started driving in 1999 petrol was around 69.9p, so in the 7 years since the price has increased by over 38%, which is a lot. The more I use the car, the more petrol I have to put in, thus the more money I spend.
3. There are other ways to get around. I have cycled to work all this week, which is a 4 mile round trip, which is good for my fitness, and also good for the environment, and even yesterday when I had a meeting in Canterbury I took the train which only cost me £3.60 [Return journey with Young Persons Railcard], and of course I walked the rest of the journey so you can add another couple of miles on top too.
I do think I could do without a car for most of the time, but in certain circumstances you can?t beat having your own transport. So I won?t be going down the ?Good Life? route yet but I will be trying my best. Lets see if I can keep this up.
*Title stolen from Flash.