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RAC welcomes DfT announcement that learner drivers will be allowed lessons on motorways
RAC reacts to London Mayor Sadiq Khan's announcement that the capital's T-charge will start in October

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.

RAC reacts to LGA warning that heavier vehicles are likely to cause surge in pothole levels

RAC reacts to LGA warning that heavier vehicles are likely to cause surge in pothole levels

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.

RAC comments on pump prices being at two year high

RAC comments on pump prices being at two year high

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

RAC supports Bill calling for tax transparency for motorists at the pumps

RAC supports Bill calling for tax transparency for motorists at the pumps

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

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.

RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’ rise in last quarter of year  for first time since 2013

RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’ rise in last quarter of year for first time since 2013

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.

Your New Year’s resolution: stop using your handheld phone at the wheel

Your New Year’s resolution: stop using your handheld phone at the wheel

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.

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

Autumn Statement reaction: Fuel duty freeze

Autumn Statement reaction: Fuel duty freeze

News   •   Nov 23, 2016 13:35 GMT

RAC reacts to Chancellor’s decision to continue the freeze on fuel duty in his first Autumn Statement today

RAC reacts to National Police Chiefs' Council "community spotters" scheme to target mobile phone use at the wheel

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

RAC reacts to concerns that diesel drivers could be charged to enter city centres

RAC reacts to concerns that diesel drivers could be charged to enter city centres

News   •   Nov 03, 2016 12:41 GMT

Follows High Court ruling that Government failed to meet European emission standards

Snap, chat, text, tweet – anything goes at the wheel as motorists relax attitudes

Snap, chat, text, tweet – anything goes at the wheel as motorists relax attitudes

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2016 00:01 BST

One in five think it is acceptable to check social media while sat in stationary traffic

RAC comments on Mayor of London ULEZ policy

RAC comments on Mayor of London ULEZ policy

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.

RAC response to call by MPs for more average speed cameras on UK's roads

RAC response to call by MPs for more average speed cameras on UK's roads

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.

RAC comments on Air Quality (Diesel Emissions in Urban Centres) Private Member's Bill

RAC comments on Air Quality (Diesel Emissions in Urban Centres) Private Member's Bill

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

RAC Business response to call for stiffer penalties for business drivers using phones at the wheel

RAC Business response to call for stiffer penalties for business drivers using phones at the wheel

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.