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  • Over half of respondents have taken or plan to use their vehicle less for shorter journeys (55%) meanwhile only 2% plan to get rid of their car completely and switch to another mode of transport
  • Females are more likely to use their vehicle less for short journeys, switch of their car engine while stationary and combine car journeys so they make shorter trips

Have you taken, or do you plan to take, any of the following measures to reduce your own impact on air pollution?

Base: W2 Drivers (532)

This chart shows that:
55% of drivers currently or plan to use their vehicle less by walking or cycling for shorter journeys
40% of drivers currently or plan to switch their car engine off while stationary
35% of drivers currently or plan to use public transport where possible instead of using their vehicle
34% of drivers currently or plan to combine car journeys so that they make fewer trips
22% of drivers currently or plan to work from home so that they make fewer trips
15% of drivers currently or plan to replace their car with a less polluting one
2% of drivers currently or plan to get rid of their car and switch to other modes
15% of drivers do not currently or plan to take any of these measures to reduce their own impact on air pollution
8% of drivers currently or plan to take other measures to reduce their own impact on air pollution

Have you taken, or do you plan to take, any of the following measures to reduce your own impact on air pollution? - by sex

Base: W2 Drivers | Male (285) | Female (195)

This chart shows that
50% of male drivers currently or plan to use their vehicle less by walking or cycling for shorter journeys, compared to 65% of female drivers
38% of male drivers currently or plan to switch their car engine off while stationary, compared to 48% of female drivers
36% of male drivers currently or plan to use public transport where possible instead of using their vehicle, compared to 35% of female drivers
29% of male drivers currently or plan to combine car journeys so that they make fewer trips, compared to 45% of female drivers
20% of male drivers currently or plan to work from home so that they make fewer trips, compared to 28% of female drivers
14% of male drivers currently or plan to replace their car with a less polluting one, compared to 18% of female drivers
3% of male drivers currently or plan to get rid of their car and switch to other modes, compared to 2% of female drivers
17% of male drivers do not currently or plan to take any of these measures to reduce their own impact on air pollution, compared to 10% of female drivers
7% of both male and female drivers currently or plan to take other measures to reduce their own impact on air pollution