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RAC reacts to Inrix report showing how long drivers spend stuck in traffic

RAC reacts to Inrix report showing how long drivers spend stuck in traffic

News   •   Feb 06, 2018 00:01 GMT

The RAC's Rod Dennis comments on the report out today

Motorists complain of worsening traffic on UK’s major roads

Motorists complain of worsening traffic on UK’s major roads

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 00:01 GMT

Six in 10 drivers say motorways are more congested than 12 months ago

​Nine million habitual illegal handheld phone drivers refuse to quit

​Nine million habitual illegal handheld phone drivers refuse to quit

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2017 00:01 BST

New research from the RAC's Report on Motoring shines a light on some UK drivers' continued addiction to using a handheld phone

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 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

Cost and availability of parking is a growing concern for motorists

Cost and availability of parking is a growing concern for motorists

Press Releases   •   Jan 20, 2017 00:01 GMT

​There is growing concern among motorists about both the cost and availability of parking in the UK, according to the latest RAC Report on Motoring.

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.

RAC comments on draft air quality guidance from NICE

RAC comments on draft air quality guidance from NICE

News   •   Dec 01, 2016 00:01 GMT

The RAC's roads policy spokesman gives the RAC's views on new draft guidance for councils published today

Motorists strongly supportive of efforts to tackle air quality, including bans for the most polluting vehicles

Motorists strongly supportive of efforts to tackle air quality, including bans for the most polluting vehicles

Press Releases   •   Nov 17, 2016 00:01 GMT

An increasing number of motorists are concerned about emissions and a majority want bolder action to be taken, new data from the RAC has found

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 Report on Motoring finds car insurance to be the biggest cost concern for motorists

RAC Report on Motoring finds car insurance to be the biggest cost concern for motorists

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2016 00:01 BST

New data from the RAC's Report on Motoring highlights scale of concern over motor insurance costs

RAC findings about illegal mobile phone use while driving lead to increased penalties

RAC findings about illegal mobile phone use while driving lead to increased penalties

News   •   Sep 17, 2016 14:38 BST

The RAC welcomes tougher penalties for illegal use of handheld mobile phones while driving following the release of findings from the 2016 RAC Report on Motoring.

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 Scottish council's decision to redefine pothole size

RAC comments on Scottish council's decision to redefine pothole size

News   •   Mar 09, 2016 10:21 GMT

The RAC reacts to news that Perth and Kinross Council plans to change its definition of a pothole in an effort to repair fewer

RAC response to 800% increase in arrests for drug driving

RAC response to 800% increase in arrests for drug driving

News   •   Feb 28, 2016 11:53 GMT

RAC chief engineer David Bizley says:“The 800% increase in drug driving arrests reported by Cheshire Police and the 50% positive results of drug driving tests conducted by police across England and Wales over the Christmas period, shows that the new roadside testing equipment is really making a difference. ”

RAC comments on new rules to cut congestion caused by roadworks

RAC comments on new rules to cut congestion caused by roadworks

News   •   Jan 27, 2016 13:17 GMT

The RAC's chief engineer reacts to news that the Government is launching a crackdown on disruption caused by roadworks

RAC responds to government plans to discourage motorist mobile phone use

RAC responds to government plans to discourage motorist mobile phone use

News   •   Dec 21, 2015 14:45 GMT

The RAC's head of external affairs reacts to measures announced as part of the British Road Safety Statement designed to discourage the use of mobile phones at the wheel

More young people admit to drink and drug driving in 2015

More young people admit to drink and drug driving in 2015

Press Releases   •   Dec 19, 2015 00:01 GMT

More than a quarter of young motorists aged 17-24 – the equivalent of over 706,000 qualified drivers – think or know they have driven while over the drink-drive limit, according to research carried out for the RAC Report on Motoring 2015.

One in five motorists would consider a low-carbon car, but new vehicle tax changes likely to put them off

One in five motorists would consider a low-carbon car, but new vehicle tax changes likely to put them off

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2015 00:01 GMT

Research from the RAC Report on Motoring highlights motorists' enthusiasm for hybrid and electric vehicles - but the RAC fears changes to car tax could dampen this

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