This article is drawn from a larger report - tsu ref: 135/pr, and analyses the pattern of demand for car use and attempts to understand motorists' responsiveness towards changes in motoring costs and other policy-sensitive factors. The empirical procedures adopted were unusual in that in-depth work on a small scale (60 Coventry households) was used to generate hypotheses which were tested on a larger scale using data from the national travel survey and a larger questionnaire, travel-diary survey sample from coventry. Increasing company-financing of vehicles is affecting household car-ownership decisions and car use decisions. The ownership of 'second' cars is being increased by the acquisition of a company-car. Relationships between company-financing and usage of cars are suggested, but are difficult to quantify because of the many different ways in which company support can be given. Analysis shows that company car users are tending to live increasingly further from their work and are moving to areas outside conurbations. It is anticipated that further differences in car usages will occur as running costs facing only private motorists increase. It is possible that the lower use of 'second' cars will be offset by higher usage of company cars. (TRRL)

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Dix, M C
    • Pollard, HRT
  • Publication Date: 1980-11

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  • Accession Number: 00334993
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-031 191
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 1981 12:00AM