Tag / Public affairs
RAC reacts to London Mayor Sadiq Khan's announcement that the capital's T-charge will start in October
News • Feb 21, 2017 12:05 GMT
We welcome the introduction of the T-charge to clean up London's air pollution. However, we are concerned that it coming into force in October doesn't give owners of vehicles affected by the charge much time to acquire newer ones.
News • Feb 21, 2017 11:42 GMT
We welcome the call to address the national disgrace of potholes. However, the suggestion that bigger lorries are a major factor in the surge of potholes is something of a red herring.
News • Feb 15, 2017 16:01 GMT
UK motorists facing increasing fuel prices as the pound remains weak against the dollar and OPEC oil production cuts hold
Press Releases • Feb 01, 2017 00:01 GMT
The RAC is renewing its call for the amount of money generated by fuel duty at each forecourt fill-up to be shown clearly on receipts by throwing its weight behind the Vehicle Fuel (Publication of Tax Information) Bill
RAC reacts to Government's proposal to allow new vehicles to undergo an MOT after four years, not three
News • Jan 24, 2017 13:06 GMT
The Government has proposed new cars and motorcycles could be allowed to stay on Britain's roads for four years without an MOT.
Press Releases • Jan 16, 2017 00:01 GMT
The number of pothole-related breakdowns attended by RAC patrols from October to December 2016 gave rise to the first fourth quarter increase in this type of problem since 2013.
Press Releases • Dec 30, 2016 11:49 GMT
The RAC is urging motorists to make it their New Year’s resolution to stop using a handheld mobile phone while driving.
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 reacts to National Police Chiefs' Council "community spotters" scheme to target mobile phone use at the wheel
News • Nov 15, 2016 10:36 GMT
While using "community spotters" to tackle repeat offenders is an unusual initiative, desperate times call for desperate measures
News • Nov 03, 2016 12:41 GMT
Follows High Court ruling that Government failed to meet European emission standards
Press Releases • Sep 15, 2016 00:01 BST
One in five think it is acceptable to check social media while sat in stationary traffic
News • Jul 05, 2016 14:59 BST
In response to the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan's announcement that introducing ULEZ into the captial a year early, RAC head of external affairs Pete Williams said: “While bold action is needed to tackle London’s air quality problem, we fear bringing in the ULEZ a year early could unfairly penalise small businesses with older vehicles, as well as less well-off private motorists.
News • Mar 22, 2016 14:46 GMT
RAC public affairs manager Nick Lyes said: “According to the 2015 RAC Report on Motoring, seven in 10 motorists say they regularly or occasionally break the 70mph speed limit, so clearly there is an issue of compliance here. It’s important that the solution to that problem offers a range of alternatives, and average speed cameras can be part of this.
News • Mar 03, 2016 16:39 GMT
The RAC responds to Geraint Davies MP's Private Member's Bill, which is scheduled to have its 2nd Reading on the 4th March
News • Feb 01, 2016 10:50 GMT
RAC Business spokesperson Simon Peevers says: “The fact is there are too many motorists in general that still use hand-held mobile phones while driving and there is a real need to change that behaviour. Whether people are driving for business, going to the shops or doing the school run, the distraction caused by hand-held phone use can lead to disastrous consequences.