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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 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 comments on "disturbing" rise in social media insurance scams

RAC comments on "disturbing" rise in social media insurance scams

News   •   Feb 05, 2018 10:46 GMT

The RAC's managing director for insurance reacts to reports of drivers being caught out by so-called 'ghost broking', where fake car insurance is sold through social media channels

RAC reacts to proposals to change personal injury discount rate in England and Wales

RAC reacts to proposals to change personal injury discount rate in England and Wales

News   •   Sep 07, 2017 11:19 BST

The RAC's head of insurance responds to today's announcement

RAC comments on reported increase in the number of compensation claims by victims of uninsured drivers

RAC comments on reported increase in the number of compensation claims by victims of uninsured drivers

News   •   Aug 29, 2017 10:11 BST

The Motor Insurer's Bureau has said that they have seen a 10% increase in the number of claims it is dealing with relating to injury claims arising from accidents with uninsured drivers

Queen's Speech: RAC reaction to announcements that will affect drivers

Queen's Speech: RAC reaction to announcements that will affect drivers

News   •   Jun 21, 2017 14:04 BST

The RAC outlines and responds to announcements made in today's Queen's Speech

esure appoints the RAC to provide insurance customers with breakdown cover

esure appoints the RAC to provide insurance customers with breakdown cover

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2017 17:40 BST

RAC is appointed by esure to provide breakdown cover option for esure and Sheilas'Wheels insurance customers

RAC comments on proposal to get experts to set rate used to calculate personal injury payouts

RAC comments on proposal to get experts to set rate used to calculate personal injury payouts

News   •   Mar 30, 2017 13:07 BST

Experts may be called in to set the discount rate used to work out personal injury payouts after a backlash brought about by increasing insurance costs for motorists and a near-£6bn bill in the running of the NHS.

Autumn Statement reaction: Insurance Premium Tax the stealth tax of our time

Autumn Statement reaction: Insurance Premium Tax the stealth tax of our time

News   •   Nov 23, 2016 13:41 GMT

After a recent double rise in Insurance Premium Tax, this further increase is a slap in the face for motorists

RAC comments on new crackdown on false whiplash insurance claims

RAC comments on new crackdown on false whiplash insurance claims

News   •   Nov 17, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC's director of insurance reacts to new proposals announced designed to curb spurious whiplash insurance claims

Two-thirds of drivers say their vehicles have been damaged in car parks

Two-thirds of drivers say their vehicles have been damaged in car parks

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2016 00:01 GMT

New research for RAC Insurance highlights how prevalent car park accidents are - and how precious few motorists today own up to causing damage to another driver's vehicle

RAC calls for swift action to address growing insurance fraud

RAC calls for swift action to address growing insurance fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2016 17:33 BST

Significant reforms to tackle illegal claims and strengthen regulation to protect law-abiding motorists were proposed in the last Autumn Statement by former Chancellor George Osborne and an initial consultation was due to be published this summer, but nearly 12 months on little or no progress appears to have been made.

RAC calls for young drivers to be exempt from paying IPT

RAC calls for young drivers to be exempt from paying IPT

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2016 10:00 BST

​The RAC is calling on the Government to make young driver telematics ‘black box’ car insurance policies exempt from Insurance Premium Tax.

Nation of shed lovers keeps nearly £15bn of goods in the garden

Nation of shed lovers keeps nearly £15bn of goods in the garden

Press Releases   •   Apr 09, 2016 00:01 BST

The humble garden shed has transformed from simply being a place to keep the lawnmower and some tools into a place to store a staggering £14.9bn of property.

Keychoice chooses RAC as exclusive partner for motor breakdown services

Keychoice chooses RAC as exclusive partner for motor breakdown services

Press Releases   •   Nov 12, 2015 17:02 GMT

Keychoice, the insurance distribution business owned by SSP, has signed a new deal that will see the RAC become the exclusive partner for motor breakdown.

Over half of young drivers underestimate the cost of their first car insurance policy

Over half of young drivers underestimate the cost of their first car insurance policy

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2015 00:01 GMT

​More than half of young drivers do not budget enough money to pay for their insurance in their first year of driving, new RAC research reveals.

Motorists to pay an extra £386 million a year  as result of ‘stealth’ insurance tax increase

Motorists to pay an extra £386 million a year as result of ‘stealth’ insurance tax increase

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2015 00:01 GMT

RAC warns tax hike will hit UK’s newest drivers the hardest

​RAC to drive down the cost of motoring for new and young drivers with launch of Black Box Insurance

​RAC to drive down the cost of motoring for new and young drivers with launch of Black Box Insurance

Press Releases   •   Oct 15, 2015 00:01 BST

The RAC is today launching RAC Black Box Insurance, giving every new and young driver the chance to lower their car insurance premiums by demonstrating they are safe behind the wheel through the use of advanced telematics technology.

UK motorists’ use of dash cams has more than doubled in the last year

UK motorists’ use of dash cams has more than doubled in the last year

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2015 00:01 BST

​A new study reveals the number of motorists now using dash cams to record their journeys has more than doubled in the last year to 2.9 million

RAC Telematics to deliver powerful message to insurance sector

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2015 00:01 BST

RAC Telematics MD Nick Walker is set to deliver a compelling message to the insurance industry this autumn, attending several events throughout the UK and Europe to talk about the potential for telematics to create a mass market model for usage based insurance (UBI).