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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

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

Cost of petrol and diesel creep up in July

Cost of petrol and diesel creep up in July

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2018 00:01 BST

RAC says ‘see-saw’ pricing continued in July with prices rising following a month of price cuts in June

“Je ne savais pas!” Drivers to the Continent don’t know about new French driving rules

“Je ne savais pas!” Drivers to the Continent don’t know about new French driving rules

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2018 00:01 BST

​More than half (59%) of drivers are unfamiliar with a range of new driving regulations introduced this year in France, while a large proportion are also concerned about the impact on Brexit on driving abroad

‘Carguments’ rife as 36% admit to falling out behind the wheel

‘Carguments’ rife as 36% admit to falling out behind the wheel

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2018 00:01 BST

​As Britain continues to swelter in this summer’s heat, new research has revealed that temperatures are also likely to be soaring inside the car, with one in three drivers admitting to having ‘carguments’.

Drivers told to expect jams as schools break up for summer

Drivers told to expect jams as schools break up for summer

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2018 00:01 BST

​Drivers are expected to make more than 9m individual leisure journeys by car between Friday and the end of the weekend, new research suggests

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.

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

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

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 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

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

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