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Small businesses risk hours of lost productivity with three in 10 vehicles breaking down every year

Small businesses risk hours of lost productivity with three in 10 vehicles breaking down every year

Press releases   •   May 16, 2019 08:30 BST

SMEs are putting their daily productivity at risk by failing to protect themselves against one of their vehicles unexpectedly breaking down

RAC comments on 2018 Road Traffic Estimates

RAC comments on 2018 Road Traffic Estimates

News   •   May 14, 2019 11:38 BST

Department for Transport (DfT) Road Traffic Estimates for 2018 show car traffic remained broadly stable, increasing by 0.2%, compared to 2017.

RAC patrols dealt with fewer pothole-related breakdowns in first quarter of 2019 than in the same period last year

RAC patrols dealt with fewer pothole-related breakdowns in first quarter of 2019 than in the same period last year

Press releases   •   May 10, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC believes the absence of harsh winter weather in much of the country alongside extra funding for councils in the Chancellor’s Budget has prevented further deterioration of road surfaces.

Sales of electric vehicles are rising - RAC comment and data

Sales of electric vehicles are rising - RAC comment and data

News   •   May 08, 2019 11:14 BST

RAC data indicates what it will take to get more drivers into electric vehicles, as new figures show a rise in registrations

April sees second worst monthly petrol price rise since 2000

April sees second worst monthly petrol price rise since 2000

Press releases   •   May 03, 2019 00:01 BST

Third consecutive monthly increase in unleaded with a litre shooting up by 5.44p a litre, making a fill-up £3 more expensive

Busiest May Day bank holiday since 2016 predicted with 13m road trips

Busiest May Day bank holiday since 2016 predicted with 13m road trips

Press releases   •   May 01, 2019 13:00 BST

Friday 3 May is expected to be busiest with around 4.4m separate leisure journeys by car, research of drivers' plans suggests

RAC and Saga forge new relationship for breakdown and car insurance

RAC and Saga forge new relationship for breakdown and car insurance

Press releases   •   May 01, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC and Saga have signed a five-year contract which will see the insurance company offering its customers an improved level of breakdown cover.

RAC uses smartphone video to fix more vehicles remotely

RAC uses smartphone video to fix more vehicles remotely

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2019 12:00 BST

RAC Remote Technician enables technical advisers to see problems faced by stranded motorists first-hand

RAC teams up with Isuzu to deliver heavy duty pulling power

RAC teams up with Isuzu to deliver heavy duty pulling power

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2019 10:30 BST

RAC orders 50 customised Isuzu D-Max 4x4s to deliver added muscle at the roadside

RAC develops UK’s first lightweight charger to deliver a  ‘journey-saving’ boost to electric vehicles

RAC develops UK’s first lightweight charger to deliver a ‘journey-saving’ boost to electric vehicles

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC announces its new EV Boost system, in readiness for the UK’s expected electric vehicle boom

RAC chosen by BGL to underwrite its legal expenses insurance book

RAC chosen by BGL to underwrite its legal expenses insurance book

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2019 09:00 BST

​Following a competitive tender process, the RAC’s Legal Services business has been selected by BGL Group to underwrite its motor and home legal expenses insurance business

Second wave of Easter getaway traffic to arrive as 27m hit the road

Second wave of Easter getaway traffic to arrive as 27m hit the road

Press releases   •   Apr 14, 2019 00:01 BST

A new study by the RAC and INRIX reveals predicted traffic volumes in the run-up to and over Easter, and flags likely congestion hotspots

Drivers more likely to suffer a breakdown that can’t be fixed when heading out rather than returning home

Drivers more likely to suffer a breakdown that can’t be fixed when heading out rather than returning home

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2019 12:00 BST

One in five drivers have to try to make alternative travel plans themselves

2018 vehicle licensing statistics - RAC comment

2018 vehicle licensing statistics - RAC comment

News   •   Apr 11, 2019 14:52 BST

Annual figures for new vehicle registrations in 2018 show sales down 5% on 2017 and diesel sales declined 30%.

RAC awarded five-year roadside assistance contract with Groupe PSA

RAC awarded five-year roadside assistance contract with Groupe PSA

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 00:02 BST

​The RAC has signed a new five-year contract to provide roadside assistance services to Groupe PSA, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe.

RAC patrol vans transformed with unique All-Wheels-Up recovery capability

RAC patrol vans transformed with unique All-Wheels-Up recovery capability

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC has developed and launched new industry-leading equipment that effectively brings flatbed recovery capability to its breakdown patrol vans

Easter getaway jams to start two weeks early as schools break up

Easter getaway jams to start two weeks early as schools break up

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 09:00 BST

The RAC predicts this year’s Easter getaway will start two weeks early as millions of families take to the road when many schools break up at the end of this week.

A rough month for drivers: petrol suffers second consecutive monthly price rise in March

A rough month for drivers: petrol suffers second consecutive monthly price rise in March

Press releases   •   Apr 03, 2019 09:00 BST

​The average price of petrol rose for the second month in row, data from RAC Fuel Watch* shows.

Inquiry into pavement parking launched - RAC reaction

Inquiry into pavement parking launched - RAC reaction

News   •   Apr 02, 2019 12:46 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy responds to the news that a cross-party group of MPs will examine the issue of pavement parking in England

EU plans to make advanced safety features mandatory on vehicles - RAC comment

EU plans to make advanced safety features mandatory on vehicles - RAC comment

News   •   Mar 27, 2019 12:15 GMT

The EU aims for the revised General Safety Regulation for vehicles to come into force as of 2022. The new safety technologies are intended to protect passengers, pedestrians and cyclists by helping to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our roads, 90% of which are due to human error.