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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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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.

RAC patrols attend 1,714 pothole-related breakdowns in Q4 2018

RAC patrols attend 1,714 pothole-related breakdowns in Q4 2018

Press releases   •   Jan 29, 2019 00:01 GMT

​Despite the generally mild start to winter RAC patrols still dealt with more than 1,700 breakdowns in the last three months of 2018 that were more than likely caused by potholes or poor road surfaces.

RAC highlights important changes in applying for International Driving Permits

RAC highlights important changes in applying for International Driving Permits

Press releases   •   Jan 19, 2019 00:01 GMT

The RAC is warning travellers wanting to drive in many countries outside of Europe that as of 1 February 2019 they will only be able to purchase International Driving Permits (IDPs) that enable them to do so from the Post Office

Fuel prices drop again in December but remain too high

Fuel prices drop again in December but remain too high

Press releases   •   Jan 04, 2019 00:01 GMT

Pump prices fell for the second consecutive month in December, but not by the level they should have done considering the sharp drop in the price of oil, data from RAC Fuel Watch shows.

More than half a million potholes reported to councils in 2017

More than half a million potholes reported to councils in 2017

Press releases   •   Dec 28, 2018 00:01 GMT

More than half a million potholes were reported by members of the public to local authorities in Britain for repair in 2017 – an increase of 44% on two years earlier, according to data obtained by the RAC.

Drivers planning 20 million getaway trips as the country breaks for Christmas

Drivers planning 20 million getaway trips as the country breaks for Christmas

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 00:01 GMT

A joint study by the RAC and INRIX highlights where and when drivers can expect jams in the run-up to Christmas next week

Four in 10 know someone who has driven over the limit

Four in 10 know someone who has driven over the limit

Press releases   •   Dec 14, 2018 14:34 GMT

The RAC releases new research into how UK drivers react to friends who may be over the drink-drive limit, in support of this Christmas's THINK! campaign

November sees largest petrol price drop in four years – but retailers still didn’t cut far enough

November sees largest petrol price drop in four years – but retailers still didn’t cut far enough

Press releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 00:01 GMT

Drivers benefit from the first major price cuts since the summer, but the RAC believes prices should still be coming down

Daytime running lights on newer vehicles causing confusion for other road users

Daytime running lights on newer vehicles causing confusion for other road users

Press releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 09:28 GMT

​Daytime running lights on vehicles may be causing unintended confusion for other drivers, according to research carried out by the RAC.

Eight in 10 drivers struggle to get through yellow box junctions without stopping

Eight in 10 drivers struggle to get through yellow box junctions without stopping

Press releases   •   Nov 22, 2018 00:01 GMT

Research from the RAC highlights drivers' views on yellow box junctions - and their thoughts on further enforcement of them by councils