More than 11 million getaway trips by car before Christmas Day

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2017 00:01 GMT

Friday 22 December has been dubbed ‘Frantic Friday’ – the day when the last of the year’s commuter traffic clashes with people desperately trying to get to see family and friends


Around five million motorists admit to driving when over the limit

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 09:15 GMT

New figures suggest millions of drivers are knowingly getting behind the wheel despite being over the limit


RAC warns petrol and diesel likely to rise by up to 3p a litre in run-up to Christmas

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 15:10 GMT

Fuel prices could be on the rise this side of Christmas


RAC has busiest day for breakdowns in seven years as cold snap continues

News   •   Dec 12, 2017 13:07 GMT

The RAC's director of roadside operations updates on the work of RAC patrols over the last two days, and gives advice for the next 24 hours


RAC issues warning to drivers as cold snap arrives

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2017 13:09 GMT

The RAC expects a sharp rise in predicted breakdowns this coming weekend, and provides advice to drivers


RAC comments on new car sales figures out this morning

News   •   Dec 05, 2017 10:56 GMT

Rod Dennis for RACCars.co.uk reacts to figures that show sales of new diesel cars are in decline


Petrol and diesel most expensive for three years as prices go up by 2p a litre in November

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2017 00:01 GMT

New figures from RAC Fuel Watch show fuel prices are rising across the UK


RAC comments on Highways England's Christmas roadworks announcement

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 13:26 GMT

RAC spokesman Rod Dennis reacts to news that nearly 99% of England's major roads will be free of roadworks in time for Christmas


RAC response to new practical driving test

News   •   Dec 04, 2017 10:30 GMT

The RAC responds to the new practical driving test proposals which go live today


Drivers caught using a handheld phone falls by 11% after introduction of tougher penalties

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 00:01 GMT

14,160 drivers were caught for the offence – which now carries a penalty of six points and a £200 fine – between March and May 2017, down from 15,861 who were stopped between December 2016 and February 2017

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