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RAC highlights important changes in applying for International Driving Permits

RAC highlights important changes in applying for International Driving Permits

Press Releases   •   Jan 19, 2019 00:01 GMT

The RAC is warning travellers wanting to drive in many countries outside of Europe that as of 1 February 2019 they will only be able to purchase International Driving Permits (IDPs) that enable them to do so from the Post Office

Aligning the MOT and vehicle safety recall systems - RAC comment

Aligning the MOT and vehicle safety recall systems - RAC comment

News   •   Jan 11, 2019 16:28 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams reacts to the announcement from the DVSA

Today's petrol and diesel price cut - RAC reaction

Today's petrol and diesel price cut - RAC reaction

News   •   Jan 07, 2019 11:19 GMT

The RAC's fuel spokesperson comments on the news that Asda has cut the price of fuel this morning

NICE calls for road design to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists - RAC comment

NICE calls for road design to prioritise pedestrians and cyclists - RAC comment

News   •   Jan 04, 2019 00:01 GMT

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to the report out today from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Fuel prices drop again in December but remain too high

Fuel prices drop again in December but remain too high

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2019 00:01 GMT

Pump prices fell for the second consecutive month in December, but not by the level they should have done considering the sharp drop in the price of oil, data from RAC Fuel Watch shows.

More than half a million potholes reported to councils in 2017

More than half a million potholes reported to councils in 2017

Press Releases   •   Dec 28, 2018 00:01 GMT

More than half a million potholes were reported by members of the public to local authorities in Britain for repair in 2017 – an increase of 44% on two years earlier, according to data obtained by the RAC.

Drivers planning 20 million getaway trips as the country breaks for Christmas

Drivers planning 20 million getaway trips as the country breaks for Christmas

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2018 00:01 GMT

A joint study by the RAC and INRIX highlights where and when drivers can expect jams in the run-up to Christmas next week

Four in 10 know someone who has driven over the limit

Four in 10 know someone who has driven over the limit

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2018 14:34 GMT

The RAC releases new research into how UK drivers react to friends who may be over the drink-drive limit, in support of this Christmas's THINK! campaign

Further fuel price cuts from today - RAC comment

Further fuel price cuts from today - RAC comment

News   •   Dec 07, 2018 11:43 GMT

The RAC's Simon Williams comments on today's announcement from supermarkets that the prices of petrol and diesel will once again be coming down

November sees largest petrol price drop in four years – but retailers still didn’t cut far enough

November sees largest petrol price drop in four years – but retailers still didn’t cut far enough

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2018 00:01 GMT

Drivers benefit from the first major price cuts since the summer, but the RAC believes prices should still be coming down

Daytime running lights on newer vehicles causing confusion for other road users

Daytime running lights on newer vehicles causing confusion for other road users

Press Releases   •   Dec 03, 2018 09:28 GMT

​Daytime running lights on vehicles may be causing unintended confusion for other drivers, according to research carried out by the RAC.

Supermarkets to cut fuel prices from today - RAC comment

Supermarkets to cut fuel prices from today - RAC comment

News   •   Nov 30, 2018 11:03 GMT

The RAC's fuel spokesperson Simon Williams reacts to the news this morning that retailers are to cut petrol and diesel prices again, following further reductions in wholesale prices

RAC welcomes supermarket electric vehicle charger roll-out announcement

RAC welcomes supermarket electric vehicle charger roll-out announcement

News   •   Nov 30, 2018 00:01 GMT

The RAC responds to the news that larger Tesco supermarkets will be fitted with electric car charging points over the next three years

Diesel and petrol prices to come down again - RAC reaction

Diesel and petrol prices to come down again - RAC reaction

News   •   Nov 23, 2018 10:11 GMT

The RAC's fuel spokesperson comments on the news that fuel prices are to be cut again

Eight in 10 drivers struggle to get through yellow box junctions without stopping

Eight in 10 drivers struggle to get through yellow box junctions without stopping

Press Releases   •   Nov 22, 2018 00:01 GMT

Research from the RAC highlights drivers' views on yellow box junctions - and their thoughts on further enforcement of them by councils

"An extremely long time coming" - RAC reaction to today's fuel price cuts

"An extremely long time coming" - RAC reaction to today's fuel price cuts

News   •   Nov 15, 2018 10:45 GMT

The RAC's fuel spokesperson comments on the news that the major supermarkets are to cut petrol and diesel prices

Petrol remains overpriced as major retailers refuse to cut

Petrol remains overpriced as major retailers refuse to cut

Press Releases   •   Nov 15, 2018 08:45 GMT

​Despite falling wholesale prices, UK drivers are continuing to suffer from overpriced fuel, the RAC’s fuel experts have warned.

Petrol price cuts announced - RAC reaction

Petrol price cuts announced - RAC reaction

News   •   Nov 06, 2018 10:12 GMT

The RAC's fuel spokesman reacts to news that retailers are finally starting to cut the price of petrol, after weeks of wholesale price falls

Suggestion drivers should pre-pay for fuel - RAC comment

Suggestion drivers should pre-pay for fuel - RAC comment

News   •   Nov 05, 2018 13:52 GMT

The RAC's fuel spokesman reacts to reports on a suggestion drivers should have to pay in advance for petrol and diesel

Motorists lose out as retailers refuse to cut petrol prices in October despite drop in wholesale cost

Motorists lose out as retailers refuse to cut petrol prices in October despite drop in wholesale cost

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2018 00:01 GMT

The RAC repeats its urgent call for a petrol price cut of at least 3p per litre, to reflect falling wholesale prices