Car still preferred choice, new study finds
Despite the Government's push to get more motorists to switch to public transport, the car is still their preferred choice, a new study has found.
Even if a commuter lives within a 10-minute walk of a train station, his average train usage drops by 15 per cent when he has access to a car, researchers found.
Younger respondents also said they preferred driving, even during peak hours.
Some 37 per cent of 16- to 24-year-olds indicated they prefer cars, compared to 26 per cent of commuters aged 35 to 54 and 18 per cent of those aged 55 and above.
The car becomes aspirational because you've to pay (in excess of) tens of thousands of dollars for a car and the COE. It is something that one can use to project social success.
- Dr Pallab Saha