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Last month we were at the height of a global fuel price surge that saw South African fuel costs rising to R12.22 for 95 unleaded and R10.98 for diesel inland.
We asked you, through our reader poll, whether the fuel prices were forcing you to travel less.
1306 readers voted and the results were depressing to say the least with 1142 (87.44%) of the respondents saying yes, they were travelling less, and only 164 (12.56%) indicating their lives were still the same.
Since then there has been some relief with global economic woes having force crude oil prices down and this month 95 unleaded came down by 55 cents to R11.67 inland while diesel fell by 25 cents to R10.73.
While this has brought with it some relief, chances are it's still too little too late. Another glimmer of hope is that in recent days global crude oil prices have fallen just below the $100 a barrel mark, from the $120 average that resulted in May's record price.
This means there should be another price decrease next month.