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Statement on reports government is considering ending fuel duty freeze

Statement on reports government is considering ending fuel duty freeze

News   •   Jul 03, 2018 13:59 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to reports that indicate the government is to consider ending the fuel duty freeze

Average speed cameras more effective at slowing vehicles down than traditional single location, fixed ones

Average speed cameras more effective at slowing vehicles down than traditional single location, fixed ones

Press releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 00:01 BST

Eight in 10 motorists believe average speed cameras are more effective and play a greater role in road safety than traditional cameras that catch speeding drivers in one location, new research has found.

Fewer than four in 10 drivers aware of penalties for using a handheld phone

Fewer than four in 10 drivers aware of penalties for using a handheld phone

Press releases   •   Jun 23, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC research also looked at the reasons drivers gave for either continuing to use a handheld phone while driving, or for finally deciding to ‘hang up’ their handheld phone for good

RAC comments on supermarket fuel price cuts

RAC comments on supermarket fuel price cuts

News   •   Jun 22, 2018 16:47 BST

The RAC's Simon Williams reacts to news that major retailers will be cutting the price of fuel at UK forecourts

Diesel - what makes up the cost of a litre across the EU?

Blog posts   •   Jun 15, 2018 16:27 BST

An interactive chart showing the components that make up the price of a litre of diesel in every country in the EU

Petrol - what makes up the cost of a litre across the EU?

Blog posts   •   Jun 15, 2018 15:47 BST

An interactive chart showing the components that make up the price of a litre of unleaded petrol in every country in the EU

RAC reacts to today's fuel price cut

RAC reacts to today's fuel price cut

News   •   Jun 13, 2018 09:32 BST

The RAC's Rod Dennis comments on reports that fuel retailers have started cutting petrol and diesel prices

RAC issues plea to retailers to cut petrol and diesel prices

RAC issues plea to retailers to cut petrol and diesel prices

Press releases   •   Jun 13, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC is today urging retailers to pass on recent reductions in wholesale costs by cutting forecourt prices

RAC comment on Scottish pavement parking ban

RAC comment on Scottish pavement parking ban

News   •   Jun 11, 2018 15:54 BST

The RAC calls for a set of clear guidelines for local authorities applying the proposed new pavement parking ban within the Transport Bill to be based on common sense.

Reaction to expansion of London's ULEZ from 2021

Reaction to expansion of London's ULEZ from 2021

News   •   Jun 08, 2018 13:19 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to news that London's ultra low emissions zone will expand significantly from 2021

May sees worst increase in price of petrol in at least 18 years

May sees worst increase in price of petrol in at least 18 years

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2018 00:01 BST

Motorists suffered the worst monthly rise in the average price of petrol in at least 18 years with 6p a litre being added at the pumps in May, new RAC Fuel Watch data reveals.

More than a third of motorists left out of pocket after 'non-fault' collisions

More than a third of motorists left out of pocket after 'non-fault' collisions

Press releases   •   Jun 02, 2018 00:01 BST

As many as 36% of drivers surveyed by the RAC said they had lost out financially following an accident, new research has revealed

RAC statement on 'The Unintended Consequences of Freezing Fuel Duty' report

RAC statement on 'The Unintended Consequences of Freezing Fuel Duty' report

News   •   Jun 01, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC reacts to a report by Professor David Begg and Greener Journeys calling for an increase in fuel duty to deter people from taking car journeys

One in 20 motorists admit to breaking down after driving into floodwater

One in 20 motorists admit to breaking down after driving into floodwater

Press releases   •   May 31, 2018 15:59 BST

Some motorists ignore the risks from floodwater, new research from the RAC suggests

‘Fuel price creep’ see supermarkets raise  prices every day since end of March

‘Fuel price creep’ see supermarkets raise prices every day since end of March

Press releases   •   May 26, 2018 00:01 BST

RAC sees longest run of supermarket price rises in three and a half years. UK average price of fuel has increased 8.5p a litre since end of March.

14m drivers have firm plans for making the most of the bank holiday

14m drivers have firm plans for making the most of the bank holiday

Press releases   •   May 24, 2018 00:01 BST

The Friday before the bank holiday is likely to be busiest, the RAC says, as leisure and commuter traffic mix

RAC comments on AECOM's 'smart traffic light' concept

RAC comments on AECOM's 'smart traffic light' concept

News   •   May 23, 2018 15:02 BST

The RAC's Rod Dennis reacts to a new technology that has today been shortlisted as part of the 'Roads ForThe Future' competition

Fuel prices reach three-and-a-half-year high and worst still to come

Fuel prices reach three-and-a-half-year high and worst still to come

Press releases   •   May 18, 2018 12:34 BST

More fuel price rises could be on the horizon as the barrel price could rise to $100 again – a price last seen in August 2014.

RAC comment on remote parking

RAC comment on remote parking

News   •   May 18, 2018 11:36 BST

The Department for Transport announced updates to the Highway Code which will enable drivers to use advanced driver assistance systems like remote parking and motorway assist.

RAC comment on new Operation Stack

RAC comment on new Operation Stack

News   •   May 18, 2018 11:00 BST

Roads Minister Jesse Norman has announced new plans to improve overnight lorry parking and to ease traffic in the event of cross-Channel disruption.