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Motorists demand end to ‘self-policing’ by private parking industry

Motorists demand end to ‘self-policing’ by private parking industry

Press releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 00:01 BST

Drivers and the RAC back a new MP's bill aimed at reforming the private parking industry

Coalition calls on mobile industry to cut driver distraction caused by phones

Coalition calls on mobile industry to cut driver distraction caused by phones

Press releases   •   Sep 11, 2017 10:03 BST

Brake, the RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign and a number of other organisations sign a letter calling on mobile phone OS companies to bring in a standard 'drive safe' mode

Average price of fuel goes up by more than 2p a litre in August

Average price of fuel goes up by more than 2p a litre in August

Press releases   •   Sep 06, 2017 15:03 BST

RAC Fuel Watch report for August shows the price of petrol and diesel increased by more than 2p a litre for second consecutive month. The average price of petrol now stands at 117.51p and diesel at 118.37p. Tropical Storm Harvey responsible for last minute rise in the price of petrol.

Unleaded price set to overtake diesel for the first time in over a year as US demand rockets

Unleaded price set to overtake diesel for the first time in over a year as US demand rockets

Press releases   •   Sep 01, 2017 10:21 BST

US demand for petrol following Storm Harvey is pushing up wholesale prices of unleaded which will see unleaded increase by up to 4p at UK forecourts.

RAC excels in Which? customer service survey of top UK brands

RAC excels in Which? customer service survey of top UK brands

Press releases   •   Aug 24, 2017 14:01 BST

The RAC came sixth in the Which? 2017 customer service survey of the UK's top 100 brands gaining five out of five stars in each of the three main categories and a score of 84%. The RAC came top of all breakdown organisations for the quality of its customer service.

RAC teams up with fuelGenie to offer exclusive deal on RAC Business Breakdown cover

RAC teams up with fuelGenie to offer exclusive deal on RAC Business Breakdown cover

Press releases   •   Aug 23, 2017 11:30 BST

​Supermarket fuel card provider fuelGenie has teamed up with RAC Business, to offer UK firms who are new to the RAC exclusive 15% discount rates on their breakdown cover.

RAC warns drivers about wider roll-out of French pollution control scheme
Nearly a million more leisure trips by road this coming August Bank Holiday Monday

Nearly a million more leisure trips by road this coming August Bank Holiday Monday

Press releases   •   Aug 21, 2017 16:12 BST

A survey of drivers' travel plans suggests a peak of five million leisure trips this coming Monday

July brings first fuel price rises since April

July brings first fuel price rises since April

Press releases   •   Aug 03, 2017 00:01 BST

RAC Fuel Watch data for July shows fuel prices increased for the first time since April. Petrol and diesel both went up by nearly 1p a litre. Litre of unleaded still 5p lower than 2017 high of 120.45p. Diesel more than 6p a litre cheaper than 2017 peak of 122.35p

RAC data shows road quality has worsened despite mild weather

RAC data shows road quality has worsened despite mild weather

Press releases   •   Aug 01, 2017 00:01 BST

RAC patrols dealt with more pothole pothole-related call-outs in Q2 2017 than in the same period in 2016, attending 3,565 motorists whose vehicles had suffered broken suspension springs, damaged shock absorbers or distorted wheels. Condition of UK roads still vulnerable to extreme weather

DVLA data shows rise in young provisional licence holders but drop in 17 to 24-year-old qualified drivers

DVLA data shows rise in young provisional licence holders but drop in 17 to 24-year-old qualified drivers

Press releases   •   Jul 29, 2017 00:01 BST

The number of young people with provisional licences has increased between 2014 and 2016

RAC study shows drivers slap down UK roads in favour of those the other side of the Channel

RAC study shows drivers slap down UK roads in favour of those the other side of the Channel

Press releases   •   Jul 23, 2017 00:01 BST

A new study from the RAC shows just how much drivers favour continental Europe

Get ready for the Great British summer holiday getaway

Get ready for the Great British summer holiday getaway

Press releases   •   Jul 18, 2017 00:01 BST

Data from RAC Traffic Watch points to expected leisure journeys on the UK's roads as the summer holiday getaway begins

Only three in five drivers who use a handheld phone say causing an accident would make them kick the habit

Only three in five drivers who use a handheld phone say causing an accident would make them kick the habit

Press releases   •   Jul 10, 2017 00:01 BST

New research for the RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign shines a light on what would motivate drivers to give up using a handheld phone for good

Motorists sceptical driverless cars will be commonplace in 20 years’ time

Motorists sceptical driverless cars will be commonplace in 20 years’ time

Press releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 00:01 BST

​Motorists have doubts about whether driverless car technology is likely to become commonplace in 20 years’ time, new research suggests

June sees forecourt fuel fall by 2p a litre for second month in a row

June sees forecourt fuel fall by 2p a litre for second month in a row

Press releases   •   Jul 05, 2017 09:00 BST

​Fuel prices have fallen by 2p a litre for the second month in a row, data from the latest RAC Fuel Watch report reveals.

RAC presses retailers to cut fuel prices as oil price slumps

RAC presses retailers to cut fuel prices as oil price slumps

Press releases   •   Jun 08, 2017 11:34 BST

​The RAC is calling on retailers to cut the price of fuel after a sudden drop in the price of oil has brought wholesale costs down

RAC-owned Nebula Systems cloud diagnostic platform wins major award

RAC-owned Nebula Systems cloud diagnostic platform wins major award

Press releases   •   Jun 07, 2017 10:05 BST

A UK firm has picked up this year’s prestigious TU-Automotive award for Best Aftermarket Telematics Product/Service - after being nominated for best newcomer just two-years-ago. Nebula Systems, part of the RAC group of companies, won the accolade for their cloud diagnostic platform MECH5.

Price of fuel falls in May as retailers pass on wholesale savings
RAC predicts busiest late May bank holiday traffic for four years as temperatures rise

RAC predicts busiest late May bank holiday traffic for four years as temperatures rise

Press releases   •   May 24, 2017 15:34 BST

​Sixteen and a half million leisure journeys will be taken by car this coming bank holiday weekend, data from RAC Traffic Watch suggests.*