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Committee of MPs calls for reduction in car use - RAC reaction

Committee of MPs calls for reduction in car use - RAC reaction

News   •   Aug 22, 2019 11:14 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to the MPs' call for a reduction in car use in the UK to help meet environmental targets

More than 16.5m leisure trips planned this bank holiday weekend as summer makes a welcome return

More than 16.5m leisure trips planned this bank holiday weekend as summer makes a welcome return

Press releases   •   Aug 21, 2019 12:38 BST

Joint work by the RAC and INRIX shows when and where the roads are likely to be busy this coming weekend

RAC and 1ST CENTRAL announce breakdown cover partnership

RAC and 1ST CENTRAL announce breakdown cover partnership

Press releases   •   Aug 19, 2019 00:01 BST

RAC and 1ST CENTRAL have today announced a new partnership that will make RAC breakdown cover available to the car insurer’s 500,000 customers from 12th September 2019.

Majority of drivers unaware of UK alternatives to expensive foreign car hire excess insurance

Majority of drivers unaware of UK alternatives to expensive foreign car hire excess insurance

Press releases   •   Aug 17, 2019 00:01 BST

One in five risk paying large hire car insurance excesses if they damage the vehicle. RAC launches car hire excess insurance to give drivers good value peace of mind. Buy specialist more comprehensive product at home for around a third of the price

RAC comments on Transport Committee's report on mobile phones and road safety

RAC comments on Transport Committee's report on mobile phones and road safety

News   •   Aug 13, 2019 00:01 BST

RAC responds to Commons Transport Select Committee report recommending hands-free mobile phone while driving is banned.

8 in 10 UK airports increase pick-up and drop-off fees in 2019

8 in 10 UK airports increase pick-up and drop-off fees in 2019

Press releases   •   Aug 12, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC’s annual look at how airport drop-off and pick-up charges have changed at the UK's 22 busiest airports since 2018. Three-quarters of UK airports put up pick-up charges in 2019. More than a third of airports increase drop-off fees for drivers. London Stansted found to be most expensive for all types of short-term parking

 July sees return to rising pump prices … and more could be on the way

July sees return to rising pump prices … and more could be on the way

Press releases   •   Aug 03, 2019 00:01 BST

After a month of falling fuel prices in June, July saw both petrol and diesel rise once again as the pound lost 3% on the dollar, data from RAC Fuel Watch* reveals. Petrol went up by 1.55p and diesel by nearly 1p. A 3% fall in the value of pound could hurt drivers if oil goes up.

RAC launches car hire excess insurance to give drivers good value peace of mind

RAC launches car hire excess insurance to give drivers good value peace of mind

Press releases   •   Aug 02, 2019 11:07 BST

​RAC Insurance has launched a specialist car hire excess insurance policy in a bid to give drivers a far more affordable way of protecting themselves against the high charges associated with renting vehicles

Are we there yet? UK drivers’ safety at risk abroad as majority are prepared for marathon drives without a stop
One in five Brits take gamble by going on holiday without travel insurance

One in five Brits take gamble by going on holiday without travel insurance

Press releases   •   Jul 31, 2019 10:52 BST

Holidaymakers are risking paying thousands in medical bills or lost property by not taking out travel insurance, new RAC Insurance research suggests

The RAC urges drivers to check their vehicles before setting out in the heat

The RAC urges drivers to check their vehicles before setting out in the heat

News   •   Jul 25, 2019 16:59 BST

The RAC advises drivers to check their vehicles before setting out in the heat

RAC patrols deal with fewer ‘pothole call-outs’ in Q2 2019

RAC patrols deal with fewer ‘pothole call-outs’ in Q2 2019

Press releases   •   Jul 25, 2019 00:01 BST

12 months to June 2019 sees the lowest number of pothole breakdowns attended by the RAC since Q3 2007

Road safety action plan announced - RAC reaction

Road safety action plan announced - RAC reaction

News   •   Jul 19, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to the announcement by the government of measures to improve road safety

Government to consider graduated driver licensing in England - RAC comment

Government to consider graduated driver licensing in England - RAC comment

News   •   Jul 18, 2019 09:18 BST

The RAC's immediate reaction to proposals expected to be released as part of the Government's Road Safety Statement, which include possible driving restrictions on new drivers

Busiest summer getaway since 2014 expected with over 13m leisure journeys planned this weekend

Busiest summer getaway since 2014 expected with over 13m leisure journeys planned this weekend

Press releases   •   Jul 15, 2019 00:01 BST

A new study by the RAC and INRIX shows where and when the UK's roads are likely to be busiest from the end of this week

UK drivers heading across the Channel in the dark about French driving rules and regulations

UK drivers heading across the Channel in the dark about French driving rules and regulations

Press releases   •   Jul 12, 2019 00:01 BST

​UK drivers heading to France this summer are in the dark about a number of driving rules and regulations, and the arrival of new speed cameras, RAC research finds

RAC renews telematics contract with Euro Car Parts for fleet of 3,000-plus vehicles

RAC renews telematics contract with Euro Car Parts for fleet of 3,000-plus vehicles

Press releases   •   Jul 09, 2019 14:49 BST

The RAC and Euro Car Parts have signed a further contract to provide the car parts distributor with a telematics and driving monitoring service for its entire fleet of more than 3,000 vehicles.

Price of fuel finally drops in June ending four months of rises at the pumps

Price of fuel finally drops in June ending four months of rises at the pumps

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2019 10:58 BST

With a drop in the cost of oil, UK petrol and diesel prices at last eased in June new figures show

RAC provides breakdown support for visitors to Silverstone Classic

RAC provides breakdown support for visitors to Silverstone Classic

Press releases   •   Jul 01, 2019 13:08 BST

Visitors to this year's Silverstone Classic event at the end of July will benefit from complimentary breakdown assistance, it is announced

Local roads funding report by the Transport Committee - RAC statement

Local roads funding report by the Transport Committee - RAC statement

News   •   Jul 01, 2019 09:43 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to the findings of a new report from the Transport Committee on potholes and the funding of local roads