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RAC, VHD and Europ Assistance form new alliance in motor services

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC, VHD and Europ Assistance have strengthened their position as European-wide motoring services business partners, by signing a new agreement that will bring together unrivalled levels of technical expertise, experience and reach.

RAC calls for urgent pump price cut as wholesale costs fall

RAC calls for urgent pump price cut as wholesale costs fall

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC's calls for a cut in the price of fuel at the pumps, as wholesale fuel costs fall

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2016 00:01 GMT

The price of petrol rose more in October than at any time since February 2013, with diesel rising at the fastest rate since May 2008, data from the RAC’s latest Fuel Watch report shows.

Two-thirds of drivers say their vehicles have been damaged in car parks

Two-thirds of drivers say their vehicles have been damaged in car parks

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

New research for RAC Insurance highlights how prevalent car park accidents are - and how precious few motorists today own up to causing damage to another driver's vehicle

RAC selects Microsoft to deliver next generation of technology solutions for customers

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2016 00:01 GMT

In a move that marks a significant further shift towards “access from anywhere” cloud-based services for its customers, the RAC has selected Microsoft to add scale to its telematics platform and to transform data into new services.

Half of motorists planning an early half-term getaway this year

Half of motorists planning an early half-term getaway this year

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2016 11:00 BST

New data from RAC Traffic Watch indicates more than 15m leisure journeys by car will be made between today and Monday

RAC calls for swift action to address growing insurance fraud

RAC calls for swift action to address growing insurance fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2016 17:33 BST

Significant reforms to tackle illegal claims and strengthen regulation to protect law-abiding motorists were proposed in the last Autumn Statement by former Chancellor George Osborne and an initial consultation was due to be published this summer, but nearly 12 months on little or no progress appears to have been made.

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2016 00:01 BST

RAC Patrol of the Year, Charlie Harding, will be joining the line-up of competitors for this year’s MPG Marathon, and says he’s looking forward to putting his new Ford Transit Custom through its paces.

​Silver still tops ‘car colour’ podium

​Silver still tops ‘car colour’ podium

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2016 00:01 BST

Silver is still the most popular colour among the 30m-plus cars on the UK’s roads, but it is starting to lose its place as the nation’s favourite choice as white becomes ever more prevalent.

Rise in company car drivers speeding on motorways

Rise in company car drivers speeding on motorways

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2016 00:01 BST

Nine out of ten (88%) company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, according to new research from RAC Business, which represents a 7% increase on figures from last year. In fact almost half (48%) of company car drivers surveyed said they break the speed limit on motorways on most journeys, compared to only 26% of private motorists.

September sees second consecutive month of pump price rises

September sees second consecutive month of pump price rises

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2016 00:01 BST

​The cost of unleaded petrol and diesel crept up again in September, as a result of rising world oil prices putting upward pressure on the wholesale cost of both fuels, new data from RAC Fuel Watch shows.

RAC Report on Motoring finds car insurance to be the biggest cost concern for motorists

RAC Report on Motoring finds car insurance to be the biggest cost concern for motorists

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2016 00:01 BST

New data from the RAC's Report on Motoring highlights scale of concern over motor insurance costs

Snap, chat, text, tweet – anything goes at the wheel as motorists relax attitudes

Snap, chat, text, tweet – anything goes at the wheel as motorists relax attitudes

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2016 00:01 BST

One in five think it is acceptable to check social media while sat in stationary traffic

Two-thirds of car owners cursed with bad ‘carma’ trauma

Two-thirds of car owners cursed with bad ‘carma’ trauma

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2016 00:01 BST

Bad ‘carma’ is an all-too-common curse among Britain’s car owners with more than two-thirds (68%) of motorists claiming to have had at least one vehicle which has been dogged with bad luck

RAC calls for young drivers to be exempt from paying IPT

RAC calls for young drivers to be exempt from paying IPT

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2016 10:00 BST

​The RAC is calling on the Government to make young driver telematics ‘black box’ car insurance policies exempt from Insurance Premium Tax.

Fuel prices edge up in August despite early supermarket cut

Fuel prices edge up in August despite early supermarket cut

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2016 00:01 BST

Petrol climbs slightly; diesel ends month close to a 2016 high

Driver distraction tops connected car concerns

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2016 10:44 BST

More than half of businesses say they are concerned about their company drivers being distracted by in-car technology with the introduction of connected cars to their fleet, according to new research by RAC Business*.

Bumper bank holiday in store as twice the holiday traffic expected on the roads compared to last year
Revealed: 10 bizarre ways to destroy an electronic gadget on holiday

Revealed: 10 bizarre ways to destroy an electronic gadget on holiday

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2016 00:01 BST

According to an RAC Travel Insurance study, the way many devices get broken or lost on holidays is downright bizarre

Telematics take-up almost doubles in less than a year, says report

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2016 00:01 BST

The number of UK businesses which are using telematics vehicle tracking technology in 2016 has almost doubled since last year, according to the findings of a new report released today by RAC Telematics*.