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Government to consider graduated driver licensing in England - RAC comment

Government to consider graduated driver licensing in England - RAC comment

News   •   Jul 18, 2019 09:18 BST

The RAC's immediate reaction to proposals expected to be released as part of the Government's Road Safety Statement, which include possible driving restrictions on new drivers

Busiest summer getaway since 2014 expected with over 13m leisure journeys planned this weekend

Busiest summer getaway since 2014 expected with over 13m leisure journeys planned this weekend

Press releases   •   Jul 15, 2019 00:01 BST

A new study by the RAC and INRIX shows where and when the UK's roads are likely to be busiest from the end of this week

UK drivers heading across the Channel in the dark about French driving rules and regulations

UK drivers heading across the Channel in the dark about French driving rules and regulations

Press releases   •   Jul 12, 2019 00:01 BST

​UK drivers heading to France this summer are in the dark about a number of driving rules and regulations, and the arrival of new speed cameras, RAC research finds

RAC renews telematics contract with Euro Car Parts for fleet of 3,000-plus vehicles

RAC renews telematics contract with Euro Car Parts for fleet of 3,000-plus vehicles

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2019 14:49 BST

The RAC and Euro Car Parts have signed a further contract to provide the car parts distributor with a telematics and driving monitoring service for its entire fleet of more than 3,000 vehicles.

Price of fuel finally drops in June ending four months of rises at the pumps

Price of fuel finally drops in June ending four months of rises at the pumps

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:58 BST

With a drop in the cost of oil, UK petrol and diesel prices at last eased in June new figures show

RAC provides breakdown support for visitors to Silverstone Classic

RAC provides breakdown support for visitors to Silverstone Classic

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2019 13:08 BST

Visitors to this year's Silverstone Classic event at the end of July will benefit from complimentary breakdown assistance, it is announced

Local roads funding report by the Transport Committee - RAC statement

Local roads funding report by the Transport Committee - RAC statement

News   •   Jul 01, 2019 09:43 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to the findings of a new report from the Transport Committee on potholes and the funding of local roads

RAC renews its long relationship with The Camping and Caravanning Club
Drivers face daytrip distress as RAC predicts peak in hot weather breakdowns this weekend

Drivers face daytrip distress as RAC predicts peak in hot weather breakdowns this weekend

Press releases   •   Jun 27, 2019 10:21 BST

The RAC expects breakdowns to increase by as much as 50% in some areas over the next few days

Petrol and diesel prices coming down again - RAC reaction

Petrol and diesel prices coming down again - RAC reaction

News   •   Jun 14, 2019 11:01 BST

The RAC's fuel spokesperson reacts to the news this morning that petrol and diesel prices will be coming down again, reflecting wholesale fuel price movements

Drivers who suffer glare from headlights say the problem is getting worse

Drivers who suffer glare from headlights say the problem is getting worse

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2019 00:01 BST

​Half of regular drivers say they are suffering more from the effect of dazzling headlights than they were just 12 months ago, research conducted by the RAC has found

Retailers announce diesel and petrol price cuts - RAC comment

Retailers announce diesel and petrol price cuts - RAC comment

News   •   Jun 05, 2019 10:18 BST

On the same day the RAC called for pump prices to come down, retailers respond by cutting the cost of diesel and petrol

May makes it four miserable months of price rises at the pumps

May makes it four miserable months of price rises at the pumps

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2019 00:01 BST

At 130.57p, a litre of petrol now costs 11p more than it did at the start of February. But with oil prices down at the end of May, does this signal some imminent price cuts?

Manchester roadside technician named RAC Patrol of the Year

Manchester roadside technician named RAC Patrol of the Year

Press releases   •   May 31, 2019 00:01 BST

An RAC patrol has received the prestigious accolade just two years into his role

New data shows big drop in numbers caught driving without insurance

New data shows big drop in numbers caught driving without insurance

Press releases   •   May 30, 2019 00:01 BST

​Fewer people were caught driving without insurance in 2018 than any other year since 2012, new data seen by ​RAC Insurance reveals

Around 22m leisure trips planned for this bank holiday weekend – the highest in six years

Around 22m leisure trips planned for this bank holiday weekend – the highest in six years

Press releases   •   May 23, 2019 13:00 BST

Eight million more journeys are expected to be taken than last year, the highest number since the RAC first started asking drivers in 2014

Supermarkets raise price of petrol almost every day for three months

Supermarkets raise price of petrol almost every day for three months

Press releases   •   May 21, 2019 10:00 BST

​The UK’s four big supermarkets have raised the price of petrol almost every day for three months, data shows

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

2018 road traffic estimates released - RAC reaction

2018 road traffic estimates released - RAC reaction

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.