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Motorists confused about new MOT rules coming into force on Sunday

Motorists confused about new MOT rules coming into force on Sunday

Press releases   •   May 17, 2018 00:01 BST

Changes being made to the MOT test which come into force this Sunday (20 May) are already causing confusion among motorists, new research from the RAC has found

Petrol and diesel prices set to rise after US abandons Iran nuclear deal

Petrol and diesel prices set to rise after US abandons Iran nuclear deal

News   •   May 10, 2018 12:54 BST

RAC Fuel Watch data indicates fuel prices are set to rise by at least 2p over the next fortnight

RAC brings state-of-the-art ‘connected’ breakdown technology to telematics insurance customers

RAC brings state-of-the-art ‘connected’ breakdown technology to telematics insurance customers

Press releases   •   May 09, 2018 16:55 BST

​Every driver taking out RAC Black Box Car Insurance who opts for complimentary RAC breakdown or already has existing RAC roadside assistance cover is now automatically being given access to the RAC’s new state-of-the art ‘connected’ breakdown service.

RAC looks to recruit up to 60 patrols nationwide

RAC looks to recruit up to 60 patrols nationwide

Press releases   •   May 09, 2018 11:25 BST

RAC Patrol jobs in Oldham, Bury, Stockport, Wrexham, Evesham, Luton, Basingstoke, Wembley, Hampstead, Dagenham and Chigwell. As membership grows and regional demand continues to increase.

RAC comments on plans to use new cameras to catch texting drivers in New South Wales

RAC comments on plans to use new cameras to catch texting drivers in New South Wales

News   •   May 04, 2018 10:57 BST

The RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign spokesperson Rod Dennis comments on new technology that could be used to catch drivers using a mobile phone illegally

April sees worst rise in fuel prices for 16 months

April sees worst rise in fuel prices for 16 months

Press releases   •   May 03, 2018 10:02 BST

The average price of a litre of both petrol and diesel rose by 3p in April

Eight and a half million leisure trips planned this spring bank holiday

Eight and a half million leisure trips planned this spring bank holiday

Press releases   •   May 02, 2018 16:44 BST

With the weather warming up and turning more settled for many parts of the UK, millions of drivers are expected to escape in the car this coming weekend

Motorists have spent over £181m replacing lost car keys

Motorists have spent over £181m replacing lost car keys

Press releases   •   May 02, 2018 12:04 BST

Research conducted by the RAC suggests one in 20 drivers have lost their keys for good

RAC comments on new package of measures to improve air quality in Wales

RAC comments on new package of measures to improve air quality in Wales

News   •   Apr 25, 2018 15:36 BST

The new £20m Air Quality Fund, which will run until 2021, will support local authorities in Wales to comply with nitrogen dioxide limits and improve air quality in their areas. Among the restrictions will be the introduction of 50mph speed limits over the short length of the exceedance at five locations including two stretches of the M4.

Silver clings on to the title of Britain’s most popular car colour

Silver clings on to the title of Britain’s most popular car colour

Press releases   •   Apr 23, 2018 00:01 BST

Silver remains the most popular car colour in the UK, although black surges in popularity by nearly 500,000 cars and is poised to overtake it.

Harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’

Harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’

Press releases   •   Apr 18, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC saw a doubling in the proportion of pothole-related breakdowns between the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018

RAC reacts to drop in new vehicle registrations in 2017

RAC reacts to drop in new vehicle registrations in 2017

News   •   Apr 12, 2018 12:01 BST

New data appears to indicate an 'uncomfortable truth' that owners of older vehicles are keeping hold of them for longer

Average petrol and diesel prices stay the same in March

Average petrol and diesel prices stay the same in March

Press releases   •   Apr 06, 2018 00:00 BST

Retailers absorb increased wholesale costs to the benefit of motorists. April may bring lower pump prices with possibility of oil price reduction

City drivers issued with more than one million penalty notices each year for driving in bus lanes

City drivers issued with more than one million penalty notices each year for driving in bus lanes

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2018 11:56 BST

Drivers in the UK’s 20 largest cities are receiving more than one million (1,128,259) penalty charge notices (PCNs) for driving in bus lanes every year, with some 3.4m (3,437,348) issued by councils between 2015 and 2017, new data seen by the RAC reveals.

Arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car

Arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car

Press releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 09:00 BST

A study of drivers' travel plans for Easter indicates a million more confirmed leisure trips this year compared to 2017

RAC responds to Government announcement on extra £100m for the pothole fund
Motorists claim to being regularly left dazzled by modern vehicle headlights

Motorists claim to being regularly left dazzled by modern vehicle headlights

Press releases   •   Mar 24, 2018 00:01 GMT

Drivers are complaining that some modern day headlights are too bright

Statement on AIA ALARM road maintenance report

Statement on AIA ALARM road maintenance report

News   •   Mar 20, 2018 00:01 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes argues that the latest survey out today shows just why a new means of funding road maintenance is needed in the UK

RAC advises drivers to get prepared with arrival of the next cold snap

RAC advises drivers to get prepared with arrival of the next cold snap

News   •   Mar 16, 2018 10:40 GMT

The RAC's Simon Williams reminds drivers of what they can do to cut the chances of an unnecessary breakdown this weekend and into next week

More needs to be done to incentivise drivers to choose cleaner vehicles

More needs to be done to incentivise drivers to choose cleaner vehicles

News   •   Mar 15, 2018 00:01 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to a joint committee report out today and argues more should be done to encourage drivers to change their buying habits