A planned 3p rise in fuel tax in August will go ahead, Chancellor George Osborne confirmed in Wednesday's Budget.
The Chancellor's announcement met with dismay by many, with motoring organisations saying the rise will cause drivers more pain at the pumps.
We asked two experts - Stuart Cole, Professor of Transport at the University of Glamorgan, and Gareth Kloet, Confused.com's head of car insurance - for their take on the Budget.
Click on the video below to see what they have to say on the fuel tax rise, what it means for motorists and their advice on cutting driving costs.
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You can use our fuel cost calculator to work out the impact of rising fuel prices on your personal budget.
It's also worth checking online sites such as Petrolprices.com to find out which petrol stations near you are offering the cheapest fuel.
Research from British Car Auctions (BCA) has found that fuel prices are critical for motorists, on top of rising car insurance prices, with the overall cost of running a car their biggest concern.
The BCA research asked drivers at what price point they would change their car or pattern of driving.
Change in driving habits
A quarter of the 4,000 motorists polled said that a fuel price of up to £1.40 per litre would force them to change their pattern of driving.
And 22 per cent thought this would result in them changing their car.
The RAC say they have witnessed a near 20 per cent surge in call outs from motorists stranded in their cars because they’ve run out of fuel over the past twelve months.
The motoring organisation says the record high price of petrol and diesel is likely to be a leading cause of the surge of drivers running dry.
Rising fuel costs
Diesel is now running at more than 146p/litre and petrol at over 139p/litre., according to figures from the RAC.
This means a driver of an average car with a 55-litre tank faces a bill of £80 to fill up on diesel - £17 more than in February 2010.
For petrol cars, it now costs around £76 for a full 55-litre tank – an extra £14 compared to two years ago.
The RAC says the 3p rise in fuel tax will add another £1.65 to the cost each and every time people fill up.
What do you think?
What do you make fo the Budget and the fuel tax rise? Are you changing your driving habits, changing your car, or perhaps even giving up driving altogether?
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