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Longer-term funding to improve local roads mooted - RAC reaction

Longer-term funding to improve local roads mooted - RAC reaction

News   •   Oct 28, 2019 13:10 GMT

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to the news that the Treasury is to look at a longer-term funding settlement to help councils fix roads under their control

Government to review smart motorway safety - RAC statement

Government to review smart motorway safety - RAC statement

News   •   Oct 24, 2019 12:13 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes reacts to the news the Government is to conduct a review into smart motorways in England

Smart motorways - which way now? RAC reaction to Highways England's transport committee appearance

Smart motorways - which way now? RAC reaction to Highways England's transport committee appearance

News   •   Oct 24, 2019 09:20 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy Nicholas Lyes sets out the RAC's position on smart motorways

Government to introduce green number plates - RAC reaction

Government to introduce green number plates - RAC reaction

News   •   Oct 22, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy Nicholas Lyes responds to news the Government is consulting on introducing green number plates for electric vehicles, which could see them enjoy certain perks in the UK's towns and cities

Price of petrol is 7p a litre too expensive at the pumps

Price of petrol is 7p a litre too expensive at the pumps

Press releases   •   Oct 17, 2019 09:54 BST

The RAC is urging fuel retailers big and small to reflect the drop in the wholesale price of unleaded with a significant cut at the pumps

Three-in-10 drivers have witnessed another motorist being physically abused

Three-in-10 drivers have witnessed another motorist being physically abused

Press releases   •   Oct 14, 2019 00:01 BST

Research for the latest Report on Motoring also reveals UK drivers' habits when it comes to illegal mobile phone use, as well as drink- and drug-driving

RAC responds to Transport Committee announcement on road pricing
RAC’s top patrol aims high with the 2019 WLTP Challenge

RAC’s top patrol aims high with the 2019 WLTP Challenge

Press releases   •   Oct 07, 2019 15:26 BST

The RAC's Ben Aldous is taking part in this week's WLTP Challenge, aiming for maximum mpg from his fully-loaded patrol van

‘Drivers who leave their engines on when parked should be fined’

‘Drivers who leave their engines on when parked should be fined’

Press releases   •   Oct 07, 2019 00:01 BST

Seven-in-10 drivers want to see councils tackle motorists who leave their engines running when parked

Data on the condition of roads in England - RAC comment

Data on the condition of roads in England - RAC comment

News   •   Oct 04, 2019 11:33 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy comments on new figures published by the Department for Transport on the condition of roads in England

Transport Secretary suggests motorway speed limit might be reviewed - RAC reaction

Transport Secretary suggests motorway speed limit might be reviewed - RAC reaction

News   •   Oct 03, 2019 11:08 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy comments on reports that indicate the Transport Secretary may review speed limits on motorways

Price of petrol falls in September despite oil refinery fires in Saudi Arabia

Price of petrol falls in September despite oil refinery fires in Saudi Arabia

Press releases   •   Oct 03, 2019 00:01 BST

The price of unleaded fell last month, despite supply problems in the Middle East

Road casualties in Great Britain - RAC reaction to latest figures

Road casualties in Great Britain - RAC reaction to latest figures

News   •   Sep 26, 2019 11:30 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes reacts to data on road casualties in the UK in 2018

France expected to scrap law requiring drivers to carry breathalysers - RAC comment

France expected to scrap law requiring drivers to carry breathalysers - RAC comment

News   •   Sep 17, 2019 15:52 BST

The RAC reacts to news reports that suggest the current law will be scrapped once a new bill passes the French parliament

Oil price spike - what does it mean for UK drivers?

Oil price spike - what does it mean for UK drivers?

News   •   Sep 16, 2019 11:56 BST

The RAC's fuel spokesperson reflects on the recent spike in oil prices and what this might mean for drivers filling up in the UK

RAC comments on supermarket petrol price cut

RAC comments on supermarket petrol price cut

News   •   Sep 13, 2019 10:27 BST

Asda has announced a 3p a litre cut in the price of petrol today.

RAC says drivers should feel angry as price of petrol only reduces slightly in August - despite big drop in wholesale costs

RAC says drivers should feel angry as price of petrol only reduces slightly in August - despite big drop in wholesale costs

Press releases   •   Sep 04, 2019 00:01 BST

Drivers are continuing to suffer from poor value at the pumps, figures suggest

Separate GB sticker needed for cars travelling outside the UK - RAC comment

Separate GB sticker needed for cars travelling outside the UK - RAC comment

News   •   Sep 03, 2019 16:49 BST

The RAC's Simon Williams updates drivers on the requirements for having a GB sticker on their car when visiting the Republic of Ireland or elsewhere in the EU after Brexit

Number of drink-drive deaths unchanged in nearly a decade - RAC comment

Number of drink-drive deaths unchanged in nearly a decade - RAC comment

News   •   Aug 28, 2019 11:09 BST

The RAC's head of policy responds to new data showing that deaths caused by drink-drivers have remained virtually unchanged since 2010

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