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One in 20 motorists admit to breaking down after driving into floodwater

One in 20 motorists admit to breaking down after driving into floodwater

Press releases   •   May 31, 2018 15:59 BST

Some motorists ignore the risks from floodwater, new research from the RAC suggests

‘Fuel price creep’ see supermarkets raise  prices every day since end of March

‘Fuel price creep’ see supermarkets raise prices every day since end of March

Press releases   •   May 26, 2018 00:01 BST

RAC sees longest run of supermarket price rises in three and a half years. UK average price of fuel has increased 8.5p a litre since end of March.

14m drivers have firm plans for making the most of the bank holiday

14m drivers have firm plans for making the most of the bank holiday

Press releases   •   May 24, 2018 00:01 BST

The Friday before the bank holiday is likely to be busiest, the RAC says, as leisure and commuter traffic mix

Fuel prices reach three-and-a-half-year high and worst still to come

Fuel prices reach three-and-a-half-year high and worst still to come

Press releases   •   May 18, 2018 12:34 BST

More fuel price rises could be on the horizon as the barrel price could rise to $100 again – a price last seen in August 2014.

Motorists confused about new MOT rules coming into force on Sunday

Motorists confused about new MOT rules coming into force on Sunday

Press releases   •   May 17, 2018 00:01 BST

Changes being made to the MOT test which come into force this Sunday (20 May) are already causing confusion among motorists, new research from the RAC has found

RAC brings state-of-the-art ‘connected’ breakdown technology to telematics insurance customers

RAC brings state-of-the-art ‘connected’ breakdown technology to telematics insurance customers

Press releases   •   May 09, 2018 16:55 BST

​Every driver taking out RAC Black Box Car Insurance who opts for complimentary RAC breakdown or already has existing RAC roadside assistance cover is now automatically being given access to the RAC’s new state-of-the art ‘connected’ breakdown service.

RAC looks to recruit up to 60 patrols nationwide

RAC looks to recruit up to 60 patrols nationwide

Press releases   •   May 09, 2018 11:25 BST

RAC Patrol jobs in Oldham, Bury, Stockport, Wrexham, Evesham, Luton, Basingstoke, Wembley, Hampstead, Dagenham and Chigwell. As membership grows and regional demand continues to increase.

April sees worst rise in fuel prices for 16 months

April sees worst rise in fuel prices for 16 months

Press releases   •   May 03, 2018 10:02 BST

The average price of a litre of both petrol and diesel rose by 3p in April

Eight and a half million leisure trips planned this spring bank holiday

Eight and a half million leisure trips planned this spring bank holiday

Press releases   •   May 02, 2018 16:44 BST

With the weather warming up and turning more settled for many parts of the UK, millions of drivers are expected to escape in the car this coming weekend

Motorists have spent over £181m replacing lost car keys

Motorists have spent over £181m replacing lost car keys

Press releases   •   May 02, 2018 12:04 BST

Research conducted by the RAC suggests one in 20 drivers have lost their keys for good

Silver clings on to the title of Britain’s most popular car colour

Silver clings on to the title of Britain’s most popular car colour

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2018 00:01 BST

Silver remains the most popular car colour in the UK, although black surges in popularity by nearly 500,000 cars and is poised to overtake it.

Harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’

Harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC saw a doubling in the proportion of pothole-related breakdowns between the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018

Average petrol and diesel prices stay the same in March

Average petrol and diesel prices stay the same in March

Press releases   •   Apr 06, 2018 00:00 BST

Retailers absorb increased wholesale costs to the benefit of motorists. April may bring lower pump prices with possibility of oil price reduction

City drivers issued with more than one million penalty notices each year for driving in bus lanes

City drivers issued with more than one million penalty notices each year for driving in bus lanes

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2018 11:56 BST

Drivers in the UK’s 20 largest cities are receiving more than one million (1,128,259) penalty charge notices (PCNs) for driving in bus lanes every year, with some 3.4m (3,437,348) issued by councils between 2015 and 2017, new data seen by the RAC reveals.

Arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car

Arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 09:00 BST

A study of drivers' travel plans for Easter indicates a million more confirmed leisure trips this year compared to 2017

Motorists claim to being regularly left dazzled by modern vehicle headlights

Motorists claim to being regularly left dazzled by modern vehicle headlights

Press releases   •   Mar 24, 2018 00:01 GMT

Drivers are complaining that some modern day headlights are too bright

RAC fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague

RAC fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague

Press releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 23:59 GMT

To mark National Pothole Day the RAC publishes an online ‘Guide to the Great British Pothole and Other Road Surface Defects'

February brings relief for drivers at the pumps with 2p a litre drop

February brings relief for drivers at the pumps with 2p a litre drop

Press releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 00:01 GMT

RAC Fuel Watch - falling price of Brent crude oil sparks forecourt price savings

Diesel cars are being stricken by expensive cold weather fuel ‘waxing’ problem

Diesel cars are being stricken by expensive cold weather fuel ‘waxing’ problem

Press releases   •   Mar 03, 2018 00:01 GMT

RAC breakdown data reveals the cold has exposed a problem for some drivers of diesel vehicles

A fifth of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel

A fifth of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel

Press releases   •   Mar 01, 2018 00:01 GMT

One in five (19%) UK firms say their employees have been involved in an accident while driving for work due to using a handheld phone at the wheel, according to new research*. RAC Business has revealed the findings from its survey of 1,000 UK businesses, carried out across all fleet sizes and sectors, to highlight current attitudes to handheld mobile phone use and driving for work.