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RAC sees second quarter ‘pothole breakdowns’ hit three-year high

RAC sees second quarter ‘pothole breakdowns’ hit three-year high

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 09:14 BST

The second three months of 2018 led to RAC patrols dealing with more pothole-related breakdowns than in any other second quarter since 2015.

Reaction to the Government's Road to Zero Strategy

Reaction to the Government's Road to Zero Strategy

News   •   Jul 09, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to the publication today of the Government's Road to Zero Strategy

More than half of UK’s largest airports raise pick-up car park fees in 2018

More than half of UK’s largest airports raise pick-up car park fees in 2018

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2018 00:01 BST

Thirteen of the biggest airports have increased their pick-up parking prices this year

Comment on DfT road traffic estimates GB 2017

Comment on DfT road traffic estimates GB 2017

News   •   Jul 05, 2018 15:56 BST

Department for Transport statistics reveal that car traffic grew 1.1% from 2016 to 254.4bn vehicle miles

Drivers see some respite from rising fuel prices in June – but July remains uncertain

Drivers see some respite from rising fuel prices in June – but July remains uncertain

Press Releases   •   Jul 04, 2018 00:01 BST

Motorists benefited from falling fuel prices in June, but RAC data suggests the picture into July looks very uncertain

Statement on reports government is considering ending fuel duty freeze

Statement on reports government is considering ending fuel duty freeze

News   •   Jul 03, 2018 13:59 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to reports that indicate the government is to consider ending the fuel duty freeze

Average speed cameras more effective at slowing vehicles down than traditional single location, fixed ones

Average speed cameras more effective at slowing vehicles down than traditional single location, fixed ones

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 00:01 BST

Eight in 10 motorists believe average speed cameras are more effective and play a greater role in road safety than traditional cameras that catch speeding drivers in one location, new research has found.

Fewer than four in 10 drivers aware of penalties for using a handheld phone

Fewer than four in 10 drivers aware of penalties for using a handheld phone

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC research also looked at the reasons drivers gave for either continuing to use a handheld phone while driving, or for finally deciding to ‘hang up’ their handheld phone for good

RAC comments on supermarket fuel price cuts

RAC comments on supermarket fuel price cuts

News   •   Jun 22, 2018 16:47 BST

The RAC's Simon Williams reacts to news that major retailers will be cutting the price of fuel at UK forecourts

RAC reacts to today's fuel price cut

RAC reacts to today's fuel price cut

News   •   Jun 13, 2018 09:32 BST

The RAC's Rod Dennis comments on reports that fuel retailers have started cutting petrol and diesel prices

RAC issues plea to retailers to cut petrol and diesel prices

RAC issues plea to retailers to cut petrol and diesel prices

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC is today urging retailers to pass on recent reductions in wholesale costs by cutting forecourt prices

RAC comment on Scottish pavement parking ban

RAC comment on Scottish pavement parking ban

News   •   Jun 11, 2018 15:54 BST

The RAC calls for a set of clear guidelines for local authorities applying the proposed new pavement parking ban within the Transport Bill to be based on common sense.

Reaction to expansion of London's ULEZ from 2021

Reaction to expansion of London's ULEZ from 2021

News   •   Jun 08, 2018 13:19 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to news that London's ultra low emissions zone will expand significantly from 2021

May sees worst increase in price of petrol in at least 18 years

May sees worst increase in price of petrol in at least 18 years

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2018 00:01 BST

Motorists suffered the worst monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years with 6p a litre being added at the pumps in May, new RAC Fuel Watch data reveals.

More than a third of motorists left out of pocket after 'non-fault' collisions

More than a third of motorists left out of pocket after 'non-fault' collisions

Press Releases   •   Jun 02, 2018 00:01 BST

As many as 36% of drivers surveyed by the RAC said they had lost out financially following an accident, new research has revealed

RAC statement on 'The Unintended Consequences of Freezing Fuel Duty' report

RAC statement on 'The Unintended Consequences of Freezing Fuel Duty' report

News   •   Jun 01, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC reacts to a report by Professor David Begg and Greener Journeys calling for an increase in fuel duty to deter people from taking car journeys

One in 20 motorists admit to breaking down after driving into floodwater

One in 20 motorists admit to breaking down after driving into floodwater

Press Releases   •   May 31, 2018 15:59 BST

Some motorists ignore the risks from floodwater, new research from the RAC suggests

‘Fuel price creep’ see supermarkets raise  prices every day since end of March

‘Fuel price creep’ see supermarkets raise prices every day since end of March

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2018 00:01 BST

RAC sees longest run of supermarket price rises in three and a half years. UK average price of fuel has increased 8.5p a litre since end of March.

14m drivers have firm plans for making the most of the bank holiday

14m drivers have firm plans for making the most of the bank holiday

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2018 00:01 BST

The Friday before the bank holiday is likely to be busiest, the RAC says, as leisure and commuter traffic mix

RAC comments on AECOM's 'smart traffic light' concept

RAC comments on AECOM's 'smart traffic light' concept

News   •   May 23, 2018 15:02 BST

The RAC's Rod Dennis reacts to a new technology that has today been shortlisted as part of the 'Roads ForThe Future' competition