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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

European petrol and diesel prices in EU countries

Blog posts   •   Apr 15, 2019 13:14 BST

An interactive chart showing prices for a litre of unleaded petrol, and diesel, across all EU states

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

Drivers more likely to suffer a breakdown that can’t be fixed when heading out rather than returning home

Drivers more likely to suffer a breakdown that can’t be fixed when heading out rather than returning home

Press releases   •   Apr 12, 2019 12:00 BST

One in five drivers have to try to make alternative travel plans themselves

2018 vehicle licensing statistics - RAC comment

2018 vehicle licensing statistics - RAC comment

News   •   Apr 11, 2019 14:52 BST

Annual figures for new vehicle registrations in 2018 show sales down 5% on 2017 and diesel sales declined 30%.

RAC awarded five-year roadside assistance contract with Groupe PSA

RAC awarded five-year roadside assistance contract with Groupe PSA

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 00:02 BST

​The RAC has signed a new five-year contract to provide roadside assistance services to Groupe PSA, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe.

RAC patrol vans transformed with unique All-Wheels-Up recovery capability

RAC patrol vans transformed with unique All-Wheels-Up recovery capability

Press releases   •   Apr 08, 2019 00:01 BST

The RAC has developed and launched new industry-leading equipment that effectively brings flatbed recovery capability to its breakdown patrol vans

Easter getaway jams to start two weeks early as schools break up

Easter getaway jams to start two weeks early as schools break up

Press releases   •   Apr 04, 2019 09:00 BST

The RAC predicts this year’s Easter getaway will start two weeks early as millions of families take to the road when many schools break up at the end of this week.

A rough month for drivers: petrol suffers second consecutive monthly price rise in March

A rough month for drivers: petrol suffers second consecutive monthly price rise in March

Press releases   •   Apr 03, 2019 09:00 BST

​The average price of petrol rose for the second month in row, data from RAC Fuel Watch* shows.

Inquiry into pavement parking launched - RAC reaction

Inquiry into pavement parking launched - RAC reaction

News   •   Apr 02, 2019 12:46 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy responds to the news that a cross-party group of MPs will examine the issue of pavement parking in England

EU plans to make advanced safety features mandatory on vehicles - RAC comment

EU plans to make advanced safety features mandatory on vehicles - RAC comment

News   •   Mar 27, 2019 12:15 GMT

The EU aims for the revised General Safety Regulation for vehicles to come into force as of 2022. The new safety technologies are intended to protect passengers, pedestrians and cyclists by helping to reduce the number of fatalities and injuries on our roads, 90% of which are due to human error.

Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) report - RAC reaction

Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance (ALARM) report - RAC reaction

News   •   Mar 26, 2019 09:57 GMT

The RAC's head of roads policy comments on the publication of the Asphalt Industry Association's ALARM report

Dangerous handheld phone use at the wheel rockets among some age groups

Dangerous handheld phone use at the wheel rockets among some age groups

Press releases   •   Mar 21, 2019 00:01 GMT

New RAC figures show the problem of illegal mobile phone use is worsening, nearly two years after tougher penalties were introduced

Future of mobility urban strategy launch: RAC reaction

Future of mobility urban strategy launch: RAC reaction

News   •   Mar 19, 2019 10:06 GMT

The RAC's head of roads policy responds to the strategy launch, taking place this morning

Severn Bridge journeys to Wales rise after tolls end - RAC comment

Severn Bridge journeys to Wales rise after tolls end - RAC comment

News   •   Mar 18, 2019 11:52 GMT

The RAC responds to new data showing an increase in vehicle traffic to Wales following the abolition of road tolls at the end of 2018

New measures to clamp down on rogue private parking firms become law - RAC reaction

New measures to clamp down on rogue private parking firms become law - RAC reaction

News   •   Mar 15, 2019 12:38 GMT

The RAC responds to the introduction today of a new law protecting drivers, the Parking (Code of Practice) Act 2019

RAC responds to Transport Committee inquiry into road safety

RAC responds to Transport Committee inquiry into road safety

News   •   Mar 11, 2019 13:14 GMT

The RAC responds to news that the Transport Committee has opened an inquiry into road safety

A fifth of drivers have ignored smart motorway ‘red X’ signs

A fifth of drivers have ignored smart motorway ‘red X’ signs

Press releases   •   Mar 08, 2019 00:01 GMT

RAC research has found more than a fifth of motorists have driven in a lane closed by the red X sign in the past year, potentially putting lives at risk

RAC comment on DfT launching consultation on increasing utility firms’ roadworks guarantee

RAC comment on DfT launching consultation on increasing utility firms’ roadworks guarantee

News   •   Mar 06, 2019 00:01 GMT

Utility companies could be better held to account for poor road repairs that cause potholes or dangerous road surfaces. The Department for Transport has today announced a consultation that could mean they have to increase their guarantee for road repairs from two years to five.