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RAC welcomes the rollout of 'lane rental' concept to charge utility companies for digging up roads

RAC welcomes the rollout of 'lane rental' concept to charge utility companies for digging up roads

News   •   Feb 15, 2018 23:59 GMT

The DfT has announced the nationwide roll-out of its 'lane rental' concept to charge utility companies £2,500 per day to speed up and improve road works following a successful trial in the Kent and London.

RAC welcomes Asda's latest 2p a litre fuel price cut due tomorrow

RAC welcomes Asda's latest 2p a litre fuel price cut due tomorrow

News   •   Feb 15, 2018 20:03 GMT

Asda has responded to the RAC's fresh fuel price cut call by capping the price of unleaded at 116.7p and diesel at 118.7p

RAC comments on DVLA figures showing a rise in number of drivers disqualified under the age of 17

RAC comments on DVLA figures showing a rise in number of drivers disqualified under the age of 17

News   •   Feb 15, 2018 11:25 GMT

The RAC has expressed concern at the number of children who have been disqualified from driving before they are even eligible for a provisional licence

RAC calls on supermarkets to cut another 2p a litre off fuel as wholesale price of fuel continues to tumble

RAC calls on supermarkets to cut another 2p a litre off fuel as wholesale price of fuel continues to tumble

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2018 09:52 GMT

The RAC is making a fresh plea to Britain’s big four supermarkets to cut at least another 2p a litre off petrol and diesel following further reductions in the wholesale cost of fuel.

Eighty per cent of drivers don’t think Britain is prepared to deal with snow

Eighty per cent of drivers don’t think Britain is prepared to deal with snow

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2018 00:01 GMT

With more snow in the forecast, a new poll suggests drivers don't think the country is well prepared when the white stuff starts to fall

RAC reacts to data suggesting a sharp rise in fatal drink-drive crashes

RAC reacts to data suggesting a sharp rise in fatal drink-drive crashes

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 11:21 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on new estimates released today

RAC calls on supermarket fuel retailers to slash 3p a litre off petrol and diesel

RAC calls on supermarket fuel retailers to slash 3p a litre off petrol and diesel

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2018 11:14 GMT

The call comes after a sharp drop in the price of oil

RAC comments on Prime Minister's request for the DfT to look into graduated driving licences for new drivers

RAC comments on Prime Minister's request for the DfT to look into graduated driving licences for new drivers

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 09:43 GMT

The RAC has welcomed the PM's response to a Parliamentary Question asking the Department for Transport to look into graduated driving licences for new drivers

RAC reacts to Inrix report showing how long drivers spend stuck in traffic

RAC reacts to Inrix report showing how long drivers spend stuck in traffic

News   •   Feb 06, 2018 00:01 GMT

The RAC's Rod Dennis comments on the report out today

RAC comments on "disturbing" rise in social media insurance scams

RAC comments on "disturbing" rise in social media insurance scams

News   •   Feb 05, 2018 10:46 GMT

The RAC's managing director for insurance reacts to reports of drivers being caught out by so-called 'ghost broking', where fake car insurance is sold through social media channels

RAC reacts to comments on speeding made at the Roads Policing Conference

RAC reacts to comments on speeding made at the Roads Policing Conference

News   •   Jan 31, 2018 11:26 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on contents of a speech given yesterday by the roads policing lead, Anthony Bangham

Motorists overwhelmingly back private parking industry code of practice bill

Motorists overwhelmingly back private parking industry code of practice bill

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 00:01 GMT

​An overwhelming majority of motorists are supportive of the private member’s bill to introduce better regulation of private parking companies which gets its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday.

January sees fuel prices rise for third month in row

January sees fuel prices rise for third month in row

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 00:00 GMT

The average price of petrol and diesel rose January 2018 for the third consecutive month. Petrol has gone up 4p a litre since October 2017. Retailers could ease motorists’ misery with slight pump reductions

Quality of UK roads hangs in the balance as pothole-related breakdowns continue to rise

Quality of UK roads hangs in the balance as pothole-related breakdowns continue to rise

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2018 00:01 GMT

RAC patrols attended 11% more breakdowns that could be attributed to potholes in the last quarter of 2017 than in the same period in 2016, according to new data used to compile the RAC’s Pothole Index.

New MOT categories to be introduced in May

New MOT categories to be introduced in May

News   •   Jan 25, 2018 11:39 GMT

New MOT categories to be introduced in May as part of an EU directive. The test will now class defects as Dangerous, Major or Minor.

RAC comments on decision to stick with first MOT at three years

RAC comments on decision to stick with first MOT at three years

News   •   Jan 18, 2018 13:19 GMT

The Government has decided that the first MoT test on cars and motorcycles won't be extended to four years due to safety concerns

Car buyers not in control of finance as dealers drive the process

Car buyers not in control of finance as dealers drive the process

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2018 00:01 GMT

As the RAC launches its new Flexiloan motor loans product, new research of buyers suggests car dealers have a firm grip on car finance

RAC reacts to speed limit reductions in France

RAC reacts to speed limit reductions in France

News   •   Jan 10, 2018 16:47 GMT

The speed limit on some French roads is to be cut in a bid to curb accidents

RAC warns of pump price misery as oil hits $70 a barrel for first time in more than three years

RAC warns of pump price misery as oil hits $70 a barrel for first time in more than three years

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 14:13 GMT

​The price of a barrel of oil has gone above $70 for the first time in more than three years, potentially spelling misery for motorists at the pump throughout 2018.

Nearly a quarter of a million cars broken into in 2016

Nearly a quarter of a million cars broken into in 2016

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 00:01 GMT

​Nearly a quarter of a million vehicles were broken into in 2016, with 26 police forces – more than half of all those in England, Scotland and Wales – seeing more thefts from cars than the previous year, according to data seen by ​RAC Insurance