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Two thirds of drivers have stopped giving lifts since start of COVID-19

Two thirds of drivers have stopped giving lifts since start of COVID-19

Over two thirds of drivers have stopped giving lifts in the wake of COVID-19 according to research from Motorpoint.

The online survey on the Motorpoint website – – found 72.6 per cent of people have stopped car sharing since the start of pandemic in March. Some 936 people took part in the poll by the UK’s largest independent car retailer, which has a network of branches across England, Scotland and Wales.

According to the UK Government, people can travel together in a vehicle for work purposes as long as they take precautions prior to the journey. These include wearing face masks, opening windows for ventilation and travelling side by side or behind other people rather than facing them when on the move.

Mark Carpenter, Chief Executive Officer of Motorpoint, said: “The results of our recent poll are clearly understandable given COVID-19 and definitely reflect the desire by people to maintain social distancing at all times when outside of their home. Where there is a need to offer someone a lift, for instance for work, we would always recommend that everyone adhere to the Government’s recommendations to ensure that everyone concerned stays safe and secure at all times.”

Motorpoint currently has over 5,000 low mileage, nearly new cars and light commercial vehicles available from over 30 different manufacturers. Every vehicle comes with the balance of manufacturer’s warranty backed by the Motorpoint Price Promise. This means Motorpoint will refund the difference to any customer within seven days of their order if they find the same car cheaper from a competitor. As an added bonus, it will also give the customer £50 worth of Amazon vouchers to spend.

Plus, as part of its COVID-19 safeguarding process, customers can test drive cars unaccompanied while all vehicle collections will be contactless and completed in specially designated areas to guarantee social distancing at all times. Motorpoint is also continuing to operate its hugely popular home delivery service covering the whole of the UK mainland for those customers who would prefer not to visit the branch, backed by its 14 day hassle free, money back guarantee.

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