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RAC reacts to data suggesting a sharp rise in fatal drink-drive crashes

RAC reacts to data suggesting a sharp rise in fatal drink-drive crashes

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 11:21 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on new estimates released today

Quality of UK roads hangs in the balance as pothole-related breakdowns continue to rise

Quality of UK roads hangs in the balance as pothole-related breakdowns continue to rise

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2018 00:01 GMT

RAC patrols attended 11% more breakdowns that could be attributed to potholes in the last quarter of 2017 than in the same period in 2016, according to new data used to compile the RAC’s Pothole Index.

Nearly a quarter of a million cars broken into in 2016

Nearly a quarter of a million cars broken into in 2016

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 00:01 GMT

​Nearly a quarter of a million vehicles were broken into in 2016, with 26 police forces – more than half of all those in England, Scotland and Wales – seeing more thefts from cars than the previous year, according to data seen by ​RAC Insurance

More pump price rises take petrol to highest in three years

More pump price rises take petrol to highest in three years

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2018 00:01 GMT

​Motorists begin 2018 paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, RAC Fuel Watch data reveals

RAC issues warning to drivers as cold snap arrives

RAC issues warning to drivers as cold snap arrives

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2017 13:09 GMT

The RAC expects a sharp rise in predicted breakdowns this coming weekend, and provides advice to drivers

RAC comments on new car sales figures out this morning

RAC comments on new car sales figures out this morning

News   •   Dec 05, 2017 10:56 GMT

Rod Dennis for RACCars.co.uk reacts to figures that show sales of new diesel cars are in decline

Drivers caught using a handheld phone falls by 11% after introduction of tougher penalties

Drivers caught using a handheld phone falls by 11% after introduction of tougher penalties

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 00:01 GMT

14,160 drivers were caught for the offence – which now carries a penalty of six points and a £200 fine – between March and May 2017, down from 15,861 who were stopped between December 2016 and February 2017

Police data shows 10% rise in vehicle vandalism in three years

Police data shows 10% rise in vehicle vandalism in three years

Press Releases   •   Nov 25, 2017 00:01 GMT

Figures obtained by RAC Insurance indicate a rise in reports of vandalised vehicles between 2013 and 2016

Police data reveals 30% increase in stolen vehicles in three years

Police data reveals 30% increase in stolen vehicles in three years

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2017 00:01 BST

New data seen by the RAC highlights a significant rise in vehicle thefts in England and Wales

Motorists sceptical driverless cars will be commonplace in 20 years’ time

Motorists sceptical driverless cars will be commonplace in 20 years’ time

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 00:01 BST

​Motorists have doubts about whether driverless car technology is likely to become commonplace in 20 years’ time, new research suggests

RAC presses retailers to cut fuel prices as oil price slumps

RAC presses retailers to cut fuel prices as oil price slumps

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2017 11:34 BST

​The RAC is calling on retailers to cut the price of fuel after a sudden drop in the price of oil has brought wholesale costs down

RAC: New traffic figures "underline importance in having a road network that is fit for purpose"

RAC: New traffic figures "underline importance in having a road network that is fit for purpose"

News   •   Apr 27, 2017 10:56 BST

The RAC's road policy spokesman reacts to new figures released today

Buyers of new low emission cars to be unreasonably hit by April’s tax rise

Buyers of new low emission cars to be unreasonably hit by April’s tax rise

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2017 00:01 GMT

The vast majority of drivers buying new cars from 1 April will end up paying significantly more in car tax than they would do if they had bought the same vehicle just a day earlier, new figures from the RAC show.

RAC comments on data indicating 2016 traffic levels were at an all-time high

RAC comments on data indicating 2016 traffic levels were at an all-time high

News   •   Feb 09, 2017 11:15 GMT

The RAC's Nick Lyes reacts to new estimates released today by the Department from Transport

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2016 00:01 GMT

The price of petrol rose more in October than at any time since February 2013, with diesel rising at the fastest rate since May 2008, data from the RAC’s latest Fuel Watch report shows.

RAC: New data "lays bare the scale of the country's handheld mobile phone epidemic"

RAC: New data "lays bare the scale of the country's handheld mobile phone epidemic"

News   •   Oct 27, 2016 11:47 BST

RAC road safety spokesman Pete Williams reacts to ​data released this morning that shows far fewer fixed penalty notices being issued in 2015 to drivers illegally using a phone at the wheel

Half of motorists planning an early half-term getaway this year

Half of motorists planning an early half-term getaway this year

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2016 11:00 BST

New data from RAC Traffic Watch indicates more than 15m leisure journeys by car will be made between today and Monday

RAC responds to drink-drive accident statistics

RAC responds to drink-drive accident statistics

News   •   Sep 30, 2016 13:01 BST

The RAC's Nick Lyes comments on new data that shows an increase in the number of accidents caused by drink drivers in 2015

RAC statement on drink-drive road casualties data released today

RAC statement on drink-drive road casualties data released today

News   •   Aug 04, 2016 11:19 BST

The RAC comments on new data out today that shows drink-drive fatalities in Great Britain are plateauing

Study shows pothole-related breakdowns double in 10 years

Study shows pothole-related breakdowns double in 10 years

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2016 00:01 BST

Data of the RAC’s pothole-related call-outs provides strong evidence that the quality of Britain’s roads has deteriorated