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Majority shun the chance to drive to see family and friends despite new lockdown rules in England

Majority shun the chance to drive to see family and friends despite new lockdown rules in England

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2020 10:05 BST

Few drivers are keen on using the car for reunion trips this weekend, research suggests

Fuel price rises on the horizon after further falls in May

Fuel price rises on the horizon after further falls in May

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2020 00:00 BST

The price of unleaded petrol fell again in May but drivers should be braced for the start of price rises

Lockdown speeders: drivers exploit coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively

Lockdown speeders: drivers exploit coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively

Press releases   •   Jun 02, 2020 00:10 BST

New data analysed by the RAC throws a light on the behaviours of some drivers during the coronavirus lockdown

Quietest Spring bank holiday on the roads in at least seven years expected

Quietest Spring bank holiday on the roads in at least seven years expected

Press releases   •   May 22, 2020 00:00 BST

Research suggests the vast majority of drivers remain very cautious about heading further afield for recreation this weekend

Nearly half of drivers of drivers are planning a leisure trip this weekend – but most are staying local

Nearly half of drivers of drivers are planning a leisure trip this weekend – but most are staying local

Press releases   •   May 16, 2020 08:29 BST

Research suggest most drivers are planning to stay local this weekend

RAC data confirms car use is rising despite the lockdown

RAC data confirms car use is rising despite the lockdown

Press releases   •   May 08, 2020 00:01 BST

Figures show a steady increase breakdowns and average miles driven per day since the lockdown, while more than a third of drivers say they are using their vehicles more for food shopping as well as trips to DIY stores

Cost of refuelling a car at lowest level in four years after oil price plummets

Cost of refuelling a car at lowest level in four years after oil price plummets

Press releases   •   May 06, 2020 09:27 BST

The average cost of filling up a car with unleaded petrol has dropped to its lowest level since May 2016, as a result of the historic oil price falls caused by the coronavirus outbreak, data from RAC Fuel Watch shows

Pothole-related breakdowns jump in first three months of 2020

Pothole-related breakdowns jump in first three months of 2020

Press releases   •   May 01, 2020 00:01 BST

RAC patrols rescued more motorists whose vehicles may have fallen victim to potholes in the first three months of 2020 than during the same period last year.

Lockdown speeders: more drivers seen breaking the limit

Lockdown speeders: more drivers seen breaking the limit

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2020 09:33 BST

44% of people claim to have seen more drivers speeding, while 30mph-limits are the most commonly abused by pandemic speeders

Third of drivers say having access to a car is more important during the coronavirus pandemic

Third of drivers say having access to a car is more important during the coronavirus pandemic

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2020 00:01 BST

New research shines a light on how drivers' are using their cars during the current lockdown

Low oil price leads to sharpest drop in petrol and diesel prices in 12 years
Pressure for retailers to reduce UK petrol and diesel prices at ‘historic’ levels

Pressure for retailers to reduce UK petrol and diesel prices at ‘historic’ levels

Press releases   •   Mar 13, 2020 17:23 GMT

As the oil price falls due to oversupply and the impact of the coronavirus outbreak, the RAC expects UK fuel prices to drop considerably in the coming days

UK Budget: Majority of drivers want Chancellor to ringfence 2p of existing fuel duty for local roads

UK Budget: Majority of drivers want Chancellor to ringfence 2p of existing fuel duty for local roads

Press releases   •   Mar 08, 2020 00:01 GMT

Drivers favour keeping fuel duty at the current rate and investing more in local roads, RAC research shows

Petrol down by 3p a litre and diesel by 4p as oil price slumps

Petrol down by 3p a litre and diesel by 4p as oil price slumps

Press releases   •   Mar 04, 2020 00:01 GMT

RAC Fuel Watch data shows petrol and diesel fell dramatically in February, but retailers still need to cut their prices more due to the oil price slump.

Electric vehicle charge points at supermarkets double in two years

Electric vehicle charge points at supermarkets double in two years

Press releases   •   Feb 29, 2020 00:01 GMT

The number of electric vehicle charge points at supermarkets has doubled in the last two years, according to data analysed by Zap-Map and the RAC

A driving need: one-in-three drivers more dependent on the car than a year ago

A driving need: one-in-three drivers more dependent on the car than a year ago

Press releases   •   Feb 21, 2020 00:01 GMT

UK drivers are becoming more, not less dependent on their vehicles new figures from the RAC Report on Motoring show

Petrol and diesel both rise in January despite big fall in wholesale costs

Petrol and diesel both rise in January despite big fall in wholesale costs

Press releases   •   Feb 05, 2020 10:24 GMT

Petrol and diesel prices actually rose in January, in a month where wholesale prices fell shortly, according to new RAC Fuel Watch data

Twice as many drivers plan to ‘go electric’ next time round

Twice as many drivers plan to ‘go electric’ next time round

Press releases   •   Jan 31, 2020 11:13 GMT

Britain’s drivers are showing signs they are starting to embrace the new breed of low- and zero-emission electric vehicles, according to new RAC figures

RAC calls on fuel retailers to cut prices after oil price tumbles

RAC calls on fuel retailers to cut prices after oil price tumbles

Press releases   •   Jan 27, 2020 15:58 GMT

RAC Watch data indicates petrol and diesel prices should fall this week

Over a fifth of parents and grandparents confess to not using car seats for children

Over a fifth of parents and grandparents confess to not using car seats for children

Press releases   •   Jan 25, 2020 00:01 GMT

Research for the RAC Shop suggests many parents and grandparents are taking a risk by not using car seats for some journeys