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Driven by necessity: dependency on the car jumps in last year

Driven by necessity: dependency on the car jumps in last year

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2018 00:01 BST

Data from the 2018 Report on Motoring reveals a third (33%) of motorists – the equivalent to 13.2m – say they are more reliant on their cars now than 12 months earlier

RAC comments on potential Brexit 'no deal' impact on drivers heading to the EU

RAC comments on potential Brexit 'no deal' impact on drivers heading to the EU

News   •   Sep 13, 2018 15:30 BST

The RAC reacts to the publication by the Government of ​guidance on driving in the EU in the event of a 'no-deal' Brexit

RAC comments on reports that Chancellor may be considering a fuel duty rise

RAC comments on reports that Chancellor may be considering a fuel duty rise

News   •   Sep 12, 2018 10:33 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to the current news reports

RAC comments on Press Association vehicle theft study

RAC comments on Press Association vehicle theft study

News   •   Sep 07, 2018 09:43 BST

The RAC's insurance spokesperson reacts to data from a new investigation by the Press Association

Drivers suffer petrol price rises for eight out of the last 12 months

Drivers suffer petrol price rises for eight out of the last 12 months

Press Releases   •   Sep 05, 2018 00:01 BST

​August saw yet another rise in the price of both petrol and diesel, new ​RAC Fuel Watch data reveals

Six in 10 say ‘black boxes’ have made them safer drivers

Six in 10 say ‘black boxes’ have made them safer drivers

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2018 00:01 BST

​Six in 10 RAC Black Box Car Insurance customers believe that having a device fitted in their car to monitor their driving behaviour as part of their policy has made them into better drivers.

More than 14m cars expected to getaway for August Bank Holiday

More than 14m cars expected to getaway for August Bank Holiday

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2018 00:01 BST

A study by the RAC and INRIX highlights the likely traffic hotspots - and vehicle volumes - this coming weekend

Brits would far rather drive in Europe than on the UK’s ‘broken’ roads

Brits would far rather drive in Europe than on the UK’s ‘broken’ roads

Press Releases   •   Aug 18, 2018 00:01 BST

Four in 10 find driving on the Continent less stressful than driving in the UK

RAC comments on EU proposal to update tyre labelling regulations

RAC comments on EU proposal to update tyre labelling regulations

News   •   Aug 16, 2018 09:54 BST

The European Union is proposing to update current tyre labelling regulations that require information about tyres' fuel efficiency, wet grip and passing noise qualities to be printed on labels.

Latest drink-drive casualty figures up 7% to 9,040 in 2016

Latest drink-drive casualty figures up 7% to 9,040 in 2016

News   •   Aug 09, 2018 11:29 BST

RAC comments on the DfT latest estimates for road casualties arising from illegal levels of alcohol

Cost of petrol and diesel creep up in July

Cost of petrol and diesel creep up in July

Press Releases   •   Aug 04, 2018 00:01 BST

RAC says ‘see-saw’ pricing continued in July with prices rising following a month of price cuts in June

Comment on the rise of engine idling enforcement by UK councils

Comment on the rise of engine idling enforcement by UK councils

News   •   Aug 03, 2018 12:36 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes reacts to news that cities including Nottingham are starting to charge drivers who leave their engines running

RAC welcomes inquiry into poor state of local roads

RAC welcomes inquiry into poor state of local roads

News   •   Aug 01, 2018 13:16 BST

The Transport Committee has announced a a new inquiry into the funding and governance of local roads in England. Local roads comprise over 97% of total road network length and carry two-thirds of motor traffic and almost all cyclist movements.

“Je ne savais pas!” Drivers to the Continent don’t know about new French driving rules

“Je ne savais pas!” Drivers to the Continent don’t know about new French driving rules

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2018 00:01 BST

​More than half (59%) of drivers are unfamiliar with a range of new driving regulations introduced this year in France, while a large proportion are also concerned about the impact on Brexit on driving abroad

‘Carguments’ rife as 36% admit to falling out behind the wheel

‘Carguments’ rife as 36% admit to falling out behind the wheel

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2018 00:01 BST

​As Britain continues to swelter in this summer’s heat, new research has revealed that temperatures are also likely to be soaring inside the car, with one in three drivers admitting to having ‘carguments’.

Reaction to Adam Smith Institute idea that MOT test should be scrapped

Reaction to Adam Smith Institute idea that MOT test should be scrapped

News   •   Jul 25, 2018 14:58 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes comments on the report released this morning

Drivers told to expect jams as schools break up for summer

Drivers told to expect jams as schools break up for summer

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2018 00:01 BST

​Drivers are expected to make more than 9m individual leisure journeys by car between Friday and the end of the weekend, new research suggests

RAC sees second quarter ‘pothole breakdowns’ hit three-year high

RAC sees second quarter ‘pothole breakdowns’ hit three-year high

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2018 09:14 BST

The second three months of 2018 led to RAC patrols dealing with more pothole-related breakdowns than in any other second quarter since 2015.

Reaction to the Government's Road to Zero Strategy

Reaction to the Government's Road to Zero Strategy

News   •   Jul 09, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to the publication today of the Government's Road to Zero Strategy

More than half of UK’s largest airports raise pick-up car park fees in 2018

More than half of UK’s largest airports raise pick-up car park fees in 2018

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2018 00:01 BST

Thirteen of the biggest airports have increased their pick-up parking prices this year