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Petrol and diesel prices coming down again - RAC reaction

Petrol and diesel prices coming down again - RAC reaction

News   •   Jun 14, 2019 11:01 BST

The RAC's fuel spokesperson reacts to the news this morning that petrol and diesel prices will be coming down again, reflecting wholesale fuel price movements

Drivers who suffer glare from headlights say the problem is getting worse

Drivers who suffer glare from headlights say the problem is getting worse

Press releases   •   Jun 11, 2019 00:01 BST

​Half of regular drivers say they are suffering more from the effect of dazzling headlights than they were just 12 months ago, research conducted by the RAC has found

Retailers announce diesel and petrol price cuts - RAC comment

Retailers announce diesel and petrol price cuts - RAC comment

News   •   Jun 05, 2019 10:18 BST

On the same day the RAC called for pump prices to come down, retailers respond by cutting the cost of diesel and petrol

May makes it four miserable months of price rises at the pumps

May makes it four miserable months of price rises at the pumps

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2019 00:01 BST

At 130.57p, a litre of petrol now costs 11p more than it did at the start of February. But with oil prices down at the end of May, does this signal some imminent price cuts?

Manchester roadside technician named RAC Patrol of the Year

Manchester roadside technician named RAC Patrol of the Year

Press releases   •   May 31, 2019 00:01 BST

An RAC patrol has received the prestigious accolade just two years into his role

New data shows big drop in numbers caught driving without insurance

New data shows big drop in numbers caught driving without insurance

Press releases   •   May 30, 2019 00:01 BST

​Fewer people were caught driving without insurance in 2018 than any other year since 2012, new data seen by ​RAC Insurance reveals

Around 22m leisure trips planned for this bank holiday weekend – the highest in six years

Around 22m leisure trips planned for this bank holiday weekend – the highest in six years

Press releases   •   May 23, 2019 13:00 BST

Eight million more journeys are expected to be taken than last year, the highest number since the RAC first started asking drivers in 2014

Supermarkets raise price of petrol almost every day for three months

Supermarkets raise price of petrol almost every day for three months

Press releases   •   May 21, 2019 10:00 BST

​The UK’s four big supermarkets have raised the price of petrol almost every day for three months, data shows

Small businesses risk hours of lost productivity with three in 10 vehicles breaking down every year

Small businesses risk hours of lost productivity with three in 10 vehicles breaking down every year

Press releases   •   May 16, 2019 08:30 BST

SMEs are putting their daily productivity at risk by failing to protect themselves against one of their vehicles unexpectedly breaking down

2018 road traffic estimates released - RAC reaction

2018 road traffic estimates released - RAC reaction

News   •   May 14, 2019 11:38 BST

Department for Transport (DfT) Road Traffic Estimates for 2018 show car traffic remained broadly stable, increasing by 0.2%, compared to 2017.

RAC patrols dealt with fewer pothole-related breakdowns in first quarter of 2019 than in the same period last year

RAC patrols dealt with fewer pothole-related breakdowns in first quarter of 2019 than in the same period last year

Press releases   •   May 10, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC believes the absence of harsh winter weather in much of the country alongside extra funding for councils in the Chancellor’s Budget has prevented further deterioration of road surfaces.

Sales of electric vehicles are rising - RAC comment and data

Sales of electric vehicles are rising - RAC comment and data

News   •   May 08, 2019 11:14 BST

RAC data indicates what it will take to get more drivers into electric vehicles, as new figures show a rise in registrations

April sees second worst monthly petrol price rise since 2000

April sees second worst monthly petrol price rise since 2000

Press releases   •   May 03, 2019 00:01 BST

Third consecutive monthly increase in unleaded with a litre shooting up by 5.44p a litre, making a fill-up £3 more expensive

Busiest May Day bank holiday since 2016 predicted with 13m road trips

Busiest May Day bank holiday since 2016 predicted with 13m road trips

Press releases   •   May 01, 2019 13:00 BST

Friday 3 May is expected to be busiest with around 4.4m separate leisure journeys by car, research of drivers' plans suggests

RAC and Saga forge new relationship for breakdown and car insurance

RAC and Saga forge new relationship for breakdown and car insurance

Press releases   •   May 01, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC and Saga have signed a five-year contract which will see the insurance company offering its customers an improved level of breakdown cover.

RAC uses smartphone video to fix more vehicles remotely

RAC uses smartphone video to fix more vehicles remotely

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2019 12:00 BST

RAC Remote Technician enables technical advisers to see problems faced by stranded motorists first-hand

RAC teams up with Isuzu to deliver heavy duty pulling power

RAC teams up with Isuzu to deliver heavy duty pulling power

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2019 10:30 BST

RAC orders 50 customised Isuzu D-Max 4x4s to deliver added muscle at the roadside

RAC develops UK’s first lightweight charger to deliver a  ‘journey-saving’ boost to electric vehicles

RAC develops UK’s first lightweight charger to deliver a ‘journey-saving’ boost to electric vehicles

Press releases   •   Apr 30, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC announces its new EV Boost system, in readiness for the UK’s expected electric vehicle boom

RAC chosen by BGL to underwrite its legal expenses insurance book

RAC chosen by BGL to underwrite its legal expenses insurance book

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2019 09:00 BST

​Following a competitive tender process, the RAC’s Legal Services business has been selected by BGL Group to underwrite its motor and home legal expenses insurance business

Second wave of Easter getaway traffic to arrive as 27m hit the road

Second wave of Easter getaway traffic to arrive as 27m hit the road

Press releases   •   Apr 14, 2019 00:01 BST

A new study by the RAC and INRIX reveals predicted traffic volumes in the run-up to and over Easter, and flags likely congestion hotspots