January 6, 2011
Burnham motorists encouraged to consider car sharing
in the Burnham-On-Sea area who are feeling the pinch due to this
month's increases in fuel duty and VAT are being encouraged to
consider car sharing instead.
Car Share Somerset is a free service operated by Somerset County
Council which helps drivers find other motorists travelling on
the same journey so they can share trips.
The service encourages motorists to consider taking turns with
driving, or giving people a lift in exchange for a contribution
to fuel costs.
Hannah Fountain, Car Share Manager at Somerset County Council,
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The typical commuter who car-shares
every day saves around £800 a year, while those who manage
to fill all their spare seats often save in excess of £2,000."
There are already more than 2,000 registered car sharers using
the scheme across Somerset, including several drivers in the Burnham-On-Sea
area. To register free, visit the Car Share Somerset website here.