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Dangerous handheld phone use at the wheel rockets among some age groups

Dangerous handheld phone use at the wheel rockets among some age groups

Press Releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 00:01 GMT

New RAC figures show the problem of illegal mobile phone use is worsening, nearly two years after tougher penalties were introduced

Future of mobility urban strategy launch: RAC reaction

Future of mobility urban strategy launch: RAC reaction

News   •   Mar 19, 2019 10:06 GMT

The RAC's head of roads policy responds to the strategy launch, taking place this morning

Severn Bridge journeys to Wales rise after tolls end - RAC comment

Severn Bridge journeys to Wales rise after tolls end - RAC comment

News   •   Mar 18, 2019 11:52 GMT

The RAC responds to new data showing an increase in vehicle traffic to Wales following the abolition of road tolls at the end of 2018

New measures to clamp down on rogue private parking firms become law - RAC reaction

New measures to clamp down on rogue private parking firms become law - RAC reaction

News   •   Mar 15, 2019 12:38 GMT

The RAC responds to the introduction today of a new law protecting drivers, the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019

RAC responds to Transport Committee inquiry into road safety

RAC responds to Transport Committee inquiry into road safety

News   •   Mar 11, 2019 13:14 GMT

The RAC responds to news that the Transport Committee has opened an inquiry into road safety

A fifth of drivers have ignored smart motorway ‘red X’ signs

A fifth of drivers have ignored smart motorway ‘red X’ signs

Press Releases   •   Mar 08, 2019 00:01 GMT

RAC research has found more than a fifth of motorists have driven in a lane closed by the red X sign in the past year, potentially putting lives at risk

RAC comment on DfT launching consultation on increasing utility firms’ roadworks guarantee

RAC comment on DfT launching consultation on increasing utility firms’ roadworks guarantee

News   •   Mar 06, 2019 00:01 GMT

Utility companies could be better held to account for poor road repairs that cause potholes or dangerous road surfaces. The Department for Transport has today announced a consultation that could mean they have to increase their guarantee for road repairs from two years to five.

Fuel price rise in February ends three months of cuts

Fuel price rise in February ends three months of cuts

Press Releases   •   Mar 05, 2019 00:01 GMT

After three consecutive months of pump price cuts both petrol and diesel went up in February. Petrol increases by nearly a penny a litre and diesel by more than a penny. Retailers instantly pass on slight wholesale price rise to drivers at the pumps

Buyers beware! Half of used vehicles checked  turn out to have a hidden history

Buyers beware! Half of used vehicles checked turn out to have a hidden history

Press Releases   •   Mar 02, 2019 00:01 GMT

An analysis of RAC Vehicle History Checks uncovers details that might surprise would-be buyers

Delays increasing on major roads in England - RAC comment

Delays increasing on major roads in England - RAC comment

News   •   Feb 28, 2019 13:54 GMT

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to new figures showing a significant increase in delays on England's motorways and major A-roads

Majority of drivers in favour of police using long-range cameras

Majority of drivers in favour of police using long-range cameras

Press Releases   •   Feb 21, 2019 00:01 GMT

​Six in 10 drivers are in favour of police forces using long-range mobile cameras to enforce motoring offences, research from the RAC has found.

Drink-drive deaths up - RAC comment

Drink-drive deaths up - RAC comment

News   •   Feb 14, 2019 11:38 GMT

Provisional estimates for 2017 show that between 240 and 330 people were killed in accidents in Great Britain where at least one driver was over the drink-drive limit

RAC and Autofirst join forces to create the biggest independent garage network in the UK

RAC and Autofirst join forces to create the biggest independent garage network in the UK

Press Releases   •   Feb 14, 2019 09:00 GMT

The combined group expects to have more than 650 garages on board by April

RAC wins major consumer award for its car insurance products

RAC wins major consumer award for its car insurance products

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2019 10:33 GMT

The RAC has been nationally recognised for its car insurance products

Mobile phone use survey by Department for Transport - RAC comment

Mobile phone use survey by Department for Transport - RAC comment

News   •   Feb 07, 2019 12:17 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams reacts to 2017 data released today

Petrol and diesel prices drop for third month in a row

Petrol and diesel prices drop for third month in a row

Press Releases   •   Feb 05, 2019 11:49 GMT

Data from RAC Fuel Watch shows that both petrol and diesel reduced by over a penny a litre in January, making it three consecutive months of falling fuel prices.

Weather and travel update from the RAC - 1 February 2019

Weather and travel update from the RAC - 1 February 2019

News   •   Feb 01, 2019 09:47 GMT

The RAC's James Knight provides an update on travelling by road today, including the expected number of breakdowns attended by RAC patrols

Weather and travel update from the RAC

Weather and travel update from the RAC

News   •   Jan 31, 2019 13:42 GMT

The RAC's chief operations director comments on the current and forecast weather conditions and what these mean for UK drivers

Seat belt use research by Brake - RAC comment

Seat belt use research by Brake - RAC comment

News   •   Jan 31, 2019 00:01 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams reacts to new findings from a survey by road safety charity Brake

Current wintry weather - RAC statement

Current wintry weather - RAC statement

News   •   Jan 30, 2019 19:13 GMT

The RAC's Rod Dennis provides advice to drivers facing further snow and ice towards the end of this week, following the latest Met Office forecast