How to beat new record pump prices

* Petrol hits 1.20 a litre * Call for review of all motoring taxes * We show you how to beat the increases...

08 April 2010

How to beat new record pump prices

Petrol prices have hit record highs, according to the RAC Foundation, which has called for fuel duty increases to be scrapped and all motoring taxes to be reviewed.

The Foundation says the average price of a litre of unleaded petrol is now 1.20, higher than the previous peak recorded in July 2008.

Professor Stephen Glaister, director of the RAC Foundation, said: 'The Government cant protect motorists against the vagaries of the international oil and currency markets, but what it can do is ensure fuel is fairly and proportionately taxed.

'The RAC Foundation believes the latest fuel duty increase should be reversed and a full scale review of motoring taxes urgently take place.

'If fuel duty is an environmental tax, then drivers already pay way too much in comparison with the damage they do.'

How to beat the rising cost of fuel
Follow our guide to driving more economically and you could beat the increases in pump prices and start to reduce your fuel bills.

Even if you know some or all of our tips, you could still save cash by leaving a little more time for your journey and refocusing your efforts on driving as efficiently as possible.

Click here for our free downloadable guide to driving efficiently.