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Just under half of all motorists 'concerned' about Brexit motoring implications, says AA

Date: 26 July 2016   |   Author: Daniel Puddicombe

Just under half of all drivers are concerned that Britain's choice to leave the European Union will affect motoring, according to the AA.

Concerns raised by 46% those surveyed ranged from higher fuel prices, the re-introduction of duty-free allowances and delays at border crossings.

In total 82% were either very concerned (46%) or fairly concerned (36%) about at least one of the issues listed below.

According to the AA, concerns regarding leaving Europe were split into two categories - things that will lead to higher costs and those linked to more hassle when travelling abroad.

Young drivers and those from Wales and Northern Ireland were most worried about higher insurance costs, the AA said, while 18-24 year olds were also more likely to be concerned at the prospect of higher fuel prices.

"The AA did not take a stance on Brexit as we felt it was up to our members to make up their own minds. However, this poll so soon after the referendum shows that many drivers are concerned about the potential for higher costs or more hassle travelling in Europe," said Edmund King, AA president. "At least we can allay the fears of the third of drivers concerned about access to breakdown assistance in Europe post-Brexit."

"We trust that our Brexit negotiators will be working hard to ensure that UK drivers can still enjoy safe and relatively hassle-free driving across Europe in the future," he added. "However, last weekend's channel crossing chaos shows that procedures already need to be improved even before any official Brexit."

 The top concerns are (concerned/unconcerned) :

1. Higher fuel prices




2. Higher insurance prices




3. Poor exchange rates




4. Cost of medical care in Europe




5. Higher travel costs when abroad




6. Cars being more expensive to buy




7. More time spent at border crossings




8. Bureaucracy when driving in EU countries




9. Access to breakdown cover in Europe



10. Having to change passport