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RAC urges retailers to slash at least 3p a litre off the price of petrol

RAC urges retailers to slash at least 3p a litre off the price of petrol

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2018 11:38 BST

With wholesale fuel prices falling, RAC fuel data indicates drivers should be benefiting from lower petrol prices

Drivers more than twice as likely to breakdown due to hitting a pothole than 12 years ago

Drivers more than twice as likely to breakdown due to hitting a pothole than 12 years ago

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2018 10:51 BST

The latest findings from the RAC show that drivers continue to suffer from the blight of poor quality roads

Government to reduce plug-in car grants from November - RAC reaction

Government to reduce plug-in car grants from November - RAC reaction

News   •   Oct 11, 2018 19:23 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to an announcement that will mean some new green vehicles attracting significantly lower grants from the Government

RAC, AA and Green Flag unite to call for enhanced road safety rules

RAC, AA and Green Flag unite to call for enhanced road safety rules

Press Releases   •   Oct 11, 2018 10:29 BST

In a show of unity the UK's three biggest breakdown companies are calling for drivers to 'slow down, mover over' when passing breakdowns.

Fuel duty to remain frozen, Prime Minister to announce - RAC statement

Fuel duty to remain frozen, Prime Minister to announce - RAC statement

News   •   Oct 03, 2018 09:37 BST

The RAC's fuel spokesperson reacts to an anticipated announcement from Theresa May today, as the Conservative Party Conference closes

September stops the rot of petrol price increases but dark clouds hang over UK forecourts

September stops the rot of petrol price increases but dark clouds hang over UK forecourts

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2018 09:00 BST

The latest analysis of UK petrol and diesel prices, covering price movements in September 2018

Abolition of Severn Bridge tolls brought forward - RAC reaction

Abolition of Severn Bridge tolls brought forward - RAC reaction

News   •   Oct 02, 2018 10:57 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy responds to the announcement made by Alun Cairns today

Progress in reducing road casualties continues to stall - RAC comment

Progress in reducing road casualties continues to stall - RAC comment

News   •   Sep 27, 2018 12:27 BST

The RAC's road safety spokesperson comments on new government data out today

RAC reacts to JP Morgan report suggesting oil price could hit $90 a barrel

RAC reacts to JP Morgan report suggesting oil price could hit $90 a barrel

News   •   Sep 25, 2018 14:09 BST

The RAC's fuel spokesman explains what could happen to UK petrol prices if the oil price were to rise further, as JP Morgan has suggested

RAC comments on impact on drivers' insurance in the event of a Brexit 'no deal'

RAC comments on impact on drivers' insurance in the event of a Brexit 'no deal'

News   •   Sep 25, 2018 10:08 BST

The RAC's Rod Dennis comments on what a 'no deal' Brexit might mean for UK drivers going to the EU

Driven by necessity: dependency on the car jumps in last year

Driven by necessity: dependency on the car jumps in last year

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 00:01 BST

Data from the 2018 Report on Motoring reveals a third (33%) of motorists – the equivalent to 13.2m – say they are more reliant on their cars now than 12 months earlier

RAC comments on potential Brexit 'no deal' impact on drivers heading to the EU

RAC comments on potential Brexit 'no deal' impact on drivers heading to the EU

News   •   Sep 13, 2018 15:30 BST

The RAC reacts to the publication by the Government of ​guidance on driving in the EU in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit

RAC comments on reports that Chancellor may be considering a fuel duty rise

RAC comments on reports that Chancellor may be considering a fuel duty rise

News   •   Sep 12, 2018 10:33 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to the current news reports

RAC comments on Press Association vehicle theft study

RAC comments on Press Association vehicle theft study

News   •   Sep 07, 2018 09:43 BST

The RAC's insurance spokesperson reacts to data from a new investigation by the Press Association

Drivers suffer petrol price rises for eight out of the last 12 months

Drivers suffer petrol price rises for eight out of the last 12 months

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2018 00:01 BST

​August saw yet another rise in the price of both petrol and diesel, new ​RAC Fuel Watch data reveals

Six in 10 say ‘black boxes’ have made them safer drivers

Six in 10 say ‘black boxes’ have made them safer drivers

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2018 00:01 BST

​Six in 10 RAC Black Box Car Insurance customers believe that having a device fitted in their car to monitor their driving behaviour as part of their policy has made them into better drivers.

More than 14m cars expected to getaway for August Bank Holiday

More than 14m cars expected to getaway for August Bank Holiday

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2018 00:01 BST

A study by the RAC and INRIX highlights the likely traffic hotspots - and vehicle volumes - this coming weekend

Brits would far rather drive in Europe than on the UK’s ‘broken’ roads

Brits would far rather drive in Europe than on the UK’s ‘broken’ roads

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2018 00:01 BST

Four in 10 find driving on the Continent less stressful than driving in the UK

RAC comments on EU proposal to update tyre labelling regulations

RAC comments on EU proposal to update tyre labelling regulations

News   •   Aug 16, 2018 09:54 BST

The European Union is proposing to update current tyre labelling regulations that require information about tyres' fuel efficiency, wet grip and passing noise qualities to be printed on labels.

Latest drink-drive casualty figures up 7% to 9,040 in 2016

Latest drink-drive casualty figures up 7% to 9,040 in 2016

News   •   Aug 09, 2018 11:29 BST

RAC comments on the DfT latest estimates for road casualties arising from illegal levels of alcohol