Ironically, driving to work this morning, I heard the news that the AA had worked out that this Easter, motorists would be paying an extra £2 for every hundred miles they travelled.
With the average unleaded price now 135.79p a litre for petrol and 141.99p for diesel, petrol has gone up by 14.92p a litre compared with last Easter. Diesel has risen by 20.09p.
So on an average 50 litre tank refill is costing £7.46 more for petrol and £10.05 more for diesel.
The AA is now warning that the increased fuel costs will affect tourism and leisure industries as families think twice about making long journeys.
The record prices are in spite of oil being cheaper than in 2008.
With the Bank holidays already infamous for long traffic delays and huge amounts of holiday traffic, perhaps we really will be better off spending this holiday at home?
Whatever you do, have a safe and happy Easter.
Note: Our regular Blogger is taking a well deserved few days off so our next post will be on Tuesday May 3rd.
In the meantime, all our instant quoting websites are ready and waiting to give you an instant online quote and our customer advisors will be on hand to answer your queries after you’ve got your online quotation throughout the Easter and Royal Wedding holiday period.
photo credit: jeff turner