RAC responds to Transport Committee announcement on road pricing
Responding to the Transport Committee launching a national conversation on road pricing, RAC head of policy Nicholas Lyes said:
“There is no question that the existing fuel duty system is on borrowed time as we move towards electric and other zero emission forms of car travel. It’s therefore clear that business as usual isn’t an option moving forward.
“We know through research that drivers
Sales of electric vehicles are rising - RAC comment and data
RAC data indicates what it will take to get more drivers into electric vehicles, as new figures show a rise in registrations
Dangerous handheld phone use at the wheel rockets among some age groups
New RAC figures show the problem of illegal mobile phone use is worsening, nearly two years after tougher penalties were introduced
Drivers more than twice as likely to breakdown due to hitting a pothole than 12 years ago
The latest findings from the RAC show that drivers continue to suffer from the blight of poor quality roads
Report on Motoring 2018: 1. What's on motorists' minds?
This year’s Report on Motoring has found that motorists’ most often cited concern is now the condition and maintenance of local roads.
The Report asks drivers to name the four motoring-related issues that concern them most from a list of the 20 most commonly raised, to produce a percentage that shows the level of overall ‘concern’ about each particular issue.
In 2018, 42% of motorists say th
Driven by necessity: dependency on the car jumps in last year
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 reacts to Inrix report showing how long drivers spend stuck in traffic
The RAC's Rod Dennis comments on the report out today
Around five million motorists admit to driving when over the limit
New figures suggest millions of drivers are knowingly getting behind the wheel despite being over the limit
Motorists complain of worsening traffic on UK’s major roads
Six in 10 drivers say motorways are more congested than 12 months ago
Nine million habitual illegal handheld phone drivers refuse to quit
New research from the RAC's Report on Motoring shines a light on some UK drivers' continued addiction to using a handheld phone
RAC reacts to LGA warning that heavier vehicles are likely to cause surge in pothole levels
We welcome the call to address the national disgrace of potholes. However, the suggestion that bigger lorries are a major factor in the surge of potholes is something of a red herring.