Chancellor considering options for a national road pricing scheme - drivers' views
The RAC's head of roads policy points to research highlighting drivers' views on the idea of road pricing
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
RAC reacts to Inrix report showing how long drivers spend stuck in traffic
The RAC's Rod Dennis comments on the report out today
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.
RAC comments on draft air quality guidance from NICE
The RAC's roads policy spokesman gives the RAC's views on new draft guidance for councils published today
RAC findings about illegal mobile phone use while driving lead to increased penalties
The RAC welcomes tougher penalties for illegal use of handheld mobile phones while driving following the release of findings from the 2016 RAC Report on Motoring.
RAC comments on Scottish council's decision to redefine pothole size
The RAC reacts to news that Perth and Kinross Council plans to change its definition of a pothole in an effort to repair fewer
RAC response to 800% increase in arrests for drug driving
RAC chief engineer David Bizley says:“The 800% increase in drug driving arrests reported by Cheshire Police and the 50% positive results of drug driving tests conducted by police across England and Wales over the Christmas period, shows that the new roadside testing equipment is really making a difference. ”
RAC comments on findings of US study on crash risk factors
The RAC reacts to on a new study by academics from Virginia Tech looking at the extent to which accidents, among other factors, are caused by driver distraction
RAC comments on new rules to cut congestion caused by roadworks
The RAC's chief engineer reacts to news that the Government is launching a crackdown on disruption caused by roadworks