Just over a quarter of motorists are making it their new year’s resolution for 2020 to walk more.

This is according to an AA survey of more than 17,000 drivers, which found 26 per cent of respondents ‘will try to walk more’.

In regard to age groups, 27 per cent of those aged 35-44 and 28 per cent of those aged 55-64 decided walking more would be their 2020 resolution, making it the most popular option within these age groups.

On the other hand, the top choice for younger drivers (18-24-year-olds) was to drive economically, with 28 per cent of respondents in this age group deciding on this.

Edmund King, AA president, said: “We’re in the middle of a green revolution and it’s no surprise that drivers want to take steps to reduce their environmental impact.

“Walking to the shops or school and getting on your bike can also bring huge benefits to your health and wellbeing as well as helping to save money at a time when many are feeling the pinch.”

Overall, the AA research also uncovered that two in five of its members (43 per cent) have new year’s resolutions relating to driving – this equates to around 14 million drivers.

King added: “Many people will still depend on the car for longer journeys so to really make a difference we need better incentives and a wider choice of affordable, available electric vehicles so that drivers have a genuine alternative to traditionally fuelled vehicles.”


January 14, 2020