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Silver clings on to the title of Britain’s most popular car colour

Silver clings on to the title of Britain’s most popular car colour

Press Releases   •   Apr 23, 2018 00:01 BST

Silver remains the most popular car colour in the UK, although black surges in popularity by nearly 500,000 cars and is poised to overtake it.

Harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’

Harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC saw a doubling in the proportion of pothole-related breakdowns between the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018

RAC reacts to drop in new vehicle registrations in 2017

RAC reacts to drop in new vehicle registrations in 2017

News   •   Apr 12, 2018 12:01 BST

New data appears to indicate an 'uncomfortable truth' that owners of older vehicles are keeping hold of them for longer

Average petrol and diesel prices stay the same in March

Average petrol and diesel prices stay the same in March

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2018 00:00 BST

Retailers absorb increased wholesale costs to the benefit of motorists. April may bring lower pump prices with possibility of oil price reduction

City drivers issued with more than one million penalty notices each year for driving in bus lanes

City drivers issued with more than one million penalty notices each year for driving in bus lanes

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2018 11:56 BST

Drivers in the UK’s 20 largest cities are receiving more than one million (1,128,259) penalty charge notices (PCNs) for driving in bus lanes every year, with some 3.4m (3,437,348) issued by councils between 2015 and 2017, new data seen by the RAC reveals.

Arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car

Arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 09:00 BST

A study of drivers' travel plans for Easter indicates a million more confirmed leisure trips this year compared to 2017

RAC responds to Government announcement on extra £100m for the pothole fund
Motorists claim to being regularly left dazzled by modern vehicle headlights

Motorists claim to being regularly left dazzled by modern vehicle headlights

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2018 00:01 GMT

Drivers are complaining that some modern day headlights are too bright

Statement on AIA ALARM road maintenance report

Statement on AIA ALARM road maintenance report

News   •   Mar 20, 2018 00:01 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes argues that the latest survey out today shows just why a new means of funding road maintenance is needed in the UK

RAC advises drivers to get prepared with arrival of the next cold snap

RAC advises drivers to get prepared with arrival of the next cold snap

News   •   Mar 16, 2018 10:40 GMT

The RAC's Simon Williams reminds drivers of what they can do to cut the chances of an unnecessary breakdown this weekend and into next week

More needs to be done to incentivise drivers to choose cleaner vehicles

More needs to be done to incentivise drivers to choose cleaner vehicles

News   •   Mar 15, 2018 00:01 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to a joint committee report out today and argues more should be done to encourage drivers to change their buying habits

RAC reaction to the Chancellor's Spring Statement

RAC reaction to the Chancellor's Spring Statement

News   •   Mar 13, 2018 13:28 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to the Spring Statement, delivered by the Chancellor today (Tuesday)

RAC comments on call for evidence on cycle safety

RAC comments on call for evidence on cycle safety

News   •   Mar 09, 2018 18:11 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds

RAC fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague

RAC fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 23:59 GMT

To mark National Pothole Day the RAC publishes an online ‘Guide to the Great British Pothole and Other Road Surface Defects'

February brings relief for drivers at the pumps with 2p a litre drop

February brings relief for drivers at the pumps with 2p a litre drop

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 00:01 GMT

RAC Fuel Watch - falling price of Brent crude oil sparks forecourt price savings

Diesel cars are being stricken by expensive cold weather fuel ‘waxing’ problem

Diesel cars are being stricken by expensive cold weather fuel ‘waxing’ problem

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2018 00:01 GMT

RAC breakdown data reveals the cold has exposed a problem for some drivers of diesel vehicles

RAC issues advice to drivers facing freezing rain

RAC issues advice to drivers facing freezing rain

News   •   Mar 02, 2018 13:26 GMT

Weather and travel update: the RAC remains on high alert with record number of breakdowns

Weather and travel update: the RAC remains on high alert with record number of breakdowns

News   •   Mar 02, 2018 08:56 GMT

Thursday proved treacherous on the roads and conditions are still challenging today

Update from the RAC: unprecedented numbers of breakdowns

Update from the RAC: unprecedented numbers of breakdowns

News   •   Mar 01, 2018 12:15 GMT

The RAC's Simon Williams gives an update on the situation following recent heavy snowfall - and with more forecast

A fifth of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel

A fifth of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2018 00:01 GMT

One in five (19%) UK firms say their employees have been involved in an accident while driving for work due to using a handheld phone at the wheel, according to new research*. RAC Business has revealed the findings from its survey of 1,000 UK businesses, carried out across all fleet sizes and sectors, to highlight current attitudes to handheld mobile phone use and driving for work.