Greater transparency in fuel prices welcomed

The AA has long campaigned for motorway fuel prices to be displayed at the start of motorways, as they do in France, so that the driver can make an informed choice on where to fill up.

Prices can be 10p per litre more expensive than can be obtained from supermarket pumps or where there is greater local competition for topping up drivers' fuel tanks.

Whilst we understand that Motorway Service Areas have higher running costs, we welcome Government moves for greater transparency in fuel prices.

– Edmund King, AA president

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Bid to cut motorway fuel prices

Plans designed to reduce petrol prices at motorway service stations and a freeze on the cost of the MoT test have been announced by the Government. A crackdown on whiplash injury fraud is also part of the driver-friendly package.