Tags: public affairs
RAC reacts to reports the UK Government is considering a scrappage scheme to encourage the take-up of ultra-low emission vehicles
Responding to reports that the UK Government is considering a new scrappage scheme to encourage the take-up of hybrid and electric vehicles, RAC head of roads policy Nicholas Lyes said: “Incentivising the take-up of cleaner vehicle technology might be the game-changing boost the automotive sector needs. Drivers’ concerns about emissions are becoming ever stronger and interest in zero-emission vehi
RAC welcomes DfT announcement that learner drivers will be allowed lessons on motorways
Commenting on the the announcement today that the Government will proceed with giving learner drivers the opportunity to have lessons on motorways under the supervision of an approved driving instructor in a dual-controlled car, RAC road safety spokesman Pete Williams said:“We welcome the news that learner drivers will be allowed to take lessons on the motorway under the supervision of an approved
RAC reacts to London Mayor Sadiq Khan's announcement that the capital's T-charge will start in October
We welcome the introduction of the T-charge to clean up London's air pollution. However, we are concerned that it coming into force in October doesn't give owners of vehicles affected by the charge much time to acquire newer ones.
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 pump prices being at two year high
UK motorists facing increasing fuel prices as the pound remains weak against the dollar and OPEC oil production cuts hold
RAC supports Bill calling for tax transparency for motorists at the pumps
The RAC is renewing its call for the amount of money generated by fuel duty at each forecourt fill-up to be shown clearly on receipts by throwing its weight behind the Vehicle Fuel (Publication of Tax Information) Bill
RAC reacts to Government's proposal to allow new vehicles to undergo an MOT after four years, not three
The Government has proposed new cars and motorcycles could be allowed to stay on Britain's roads for four years without an MOT.
RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’ rise in last quarter of year for first time since 2013
The number of pothole-related breakdowns attended by RAC patrols from October to December 2016 gave rise to the first fourth quarter increase in this type of problem since 2013.
Autumn Statement reaction: Insurance Premium Tax the stealth tax of our time
After a recent double rise in Insurance Premium Tax, this further increase is a slap in the face for motorists
Autumn Statement reaction: Fuel duty freeze
RAC reacts to Chancellor’s decision to continue the freeze on fuel duty in his first Autumn Statement today
RAC reacts to National Police Chiefs' Council "community spotters" scheme to target mobile phone use at the wheel
While using "community spotters" to tackle repeat offenders is an unusual initiative, desperate times call for desperate measures
RAC reacts to concerns that diesel drivers could be charged to enter city centres
Follows High Court ruling that Government failed to meet European emission standards
RAC comments on Mayor of London ULEZ policy
In response to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's announcement that introducing ULEZ into the captial a year early, RAC head of external affairs Pete Williams said: “While bold action is needed to tackle London’s air quality problem, we fear bringing in the ULEZ a year early could unfairly penalise small businesses with older vehicles, as well as less well-off private motorists.
RAC response to call by MPs for more average speed cameras on UK's roads
RAC public affairs manager Nick Lyes said: “According to the 2015 RAC Report on Motoring, seven in 10 motorists say they regularly or occasionally break the 70mph speed limit, so clearly there is an issue of compliance here. It’s important that the solution to that problem offers a range of alternatives, and average speed cameras can be part of this.
RAC comments on Air Quality (Diesel Emissions in Urban Centres) Private Member's Bill
The RAC responds to Geraint Davies MP's Private Member's Bill, which is scheduled to have its 2nd Reading on the 4th March
RAC Business response to call for stiffer penalties for business drivers using phones at the wheel
RAC Business spokesperson Simon Peevers says: “The fact is there are too many motorists in general that still use hand-held mobile phones while driving and there is a real need to change that behaviour. Whether people are driving for business, going to the shops or doing the school run, the distraction caused by hand-held phone use can lead to disastrous consequences.