In their lifetime, British adults will travel 285,012 miles, or 11 trips around the world.
In their lifetime, British adults will drive 285,012 miles, which is the equivalent of 11 trips around the world. According to a study of 2,000 drivers, they will travel 87 miles in a typical week, on an average of 14 travels, for a total of 4,524 miles per year.
11,400 trees would need to be grown to offset the carbon from traveling around the world 11 times. With life returning to “normal,” a third of workers plan to avoid taking public transportation when they return to work, and one in four (25%) will drive more today than they did before the outbreak.
According to the report, 56 percent of car owners used their automobiles more during the epidemic, with 27 percent stating they did so to avoid public transportation and another 24 percent checking in on relatives and friends.
During the lockdowns, three out of ten people bought a new car.
Furthermore, nearly half of all journeys (49%) are made alone, with no other passengers in the automobile, while 34% would prefer to travel with a companion.
And one-sixth simply prefers driving to work to taking the bus, tube, or train.
If we all provided a ride to someone every other drive, we could drastically reduce the number of cars on the road tomorrow.
SKOOT’s CEO and Co-Founder, Greg Gormley
“The research reveals that driving is crucial to our lives, but it is increasing the carbon emission crisis,” said Greg Gormley, CEO and co-founder of SKOOT, the only navigation app that plants trees for every drive, which commissioned the study.
“Auto-offsetting all journeys – including solitary ones – with SKOOT’s green sat-nav helps by planting a free tree every drive,” says the company.
“By sharing lifts more, we can all help reduce congestion and carbon emissions.
“Our new lift-sharing technology encourages coworkers and friends to support one another while also helping the environment.
“If we all provided a ride to someone every other drive, we could drastically reduce the number of cars on the road tomorrow.”
The study also discovered that four out of five people (82%) have no idea how much carbon their vehicle emits.
A fifth said confinement has made them realize they want to drive but are concerned about the environmental impact. “Brinkwire News in Condensed Form.”