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“Je ne savais pas!” Drivers to the Continent don’t know about new French driving rules

“Je ne savais pas!” Drivers to the Continent don’t know about new French driving rules

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2018 00:01 BST

​More than half (59%) of drivers are unfamiliar with a range of new driving regulations introduced this year in France, while a large proportion are also concerned about the impact on Brexit on driving abroad

‘Carguments’ rife as 36% admit to falling out behind the wheel

‘Carguments’ rife as 36% admit to falling out behind the wheel

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2018 00:01 BST

​As Britain continues to swelter in this summer’s heat, new research has revealed that temperatures are also likely to be soaring inside the car, with one in three drivers admitting to having ‘carguments’.

Drivers told to expect jams as schools break up for summer

Drivers told to expect jams as schools break up for summer

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2018 00:01 BST

​Drivers are expected to make more than 9m individual leisure journeys by car between Friday and the end of the weekend, new research suggests

Average speed cameras more effective at slowing vehicles down than traditional single location, fixed ones

Average speed cameras more effective at slowing vehicles down than traditional single location, fixed ones

Press Releases   •   Jun 29, 2018 00:01 BST

Eight in 10 motorists believe average speed cameras are more effective and play a greater role in road safety than traditional cameras that catch speeding drivers in one location, new research has found.

Fewer than four in 10 drivers aware of penalties for using a handheld phone

Fewer than four in 10 drivers aware of penalties for using a handheld phone

Press Releases   •   Jun 23, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC research also looked at the reasons drivers gave for either continuing to use a handheld phone while driving, or for finally deciding to ‘hang up’ their handheld phone for good

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

14m drivers have firm plans for making the most of the bank holiday

14m drivers have firm plans for making the most of the bank holiday

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2018 00:01 BST

The Friday before the bank holiday is likely to be busiest, the RAC says, as leisure and commuter traffic mix

Motorists confused about new MOT rules coming into force on Sunday

Motorists confused about new MOT rules coming into force on Sunday

Press Releases   •   May 17, 2018 00:01 BST

Changes being made to the MOT test which come into force this Sunday (20 May) are already causing confusion among motorists, new research from the RAC has found

Eight and a half million leisure trips planned this spring bank holiday

Eight and a half million leisure trips planned this spring bank holiday

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2018 16:44 BST

With the weather warming up and turning more settled for many parts of the UK, millions of drivers are expected to escape in the car this coming weekend

Motorists have spent over £181m replacing lost car keys

Motorists have spent over £181m replacing lost car keys

Press Releases   •   May 02, 2018 12:04 BST

Research conducted by the RAC suggests one in 20 drivers have lost their keys for good

Arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car

Arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 09:00 BST

A study of drivers' travel plans for Easter indicates a million more confirmed leisure trips this year compared to 2017

Drivers neglect of basic car checks increases  chances of a freezing winter breakdown

Drivers neglect of basic car checks increases chances of a freezing winter breakdown

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2018 00:01 GMT

As colder weather grips the UK, new research from the RAC suggests drivers aren't doing some basic checks as often as they should - increasing the chance of a breakdown

More than 11 million getaway trips by car before Christmas Day

More than 11 million getaway trips by car before Christmas Day

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2017 00:01 GMT

Friday 22 December has been dubbed ‘Frantic Friday’ – the day when the last of the year’s commuter traffic clashes with people desperately trying to get to see family and friends

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 predicts busiest late May bank holiday traffic for four years as temperatures rise

RAC predicts busiest late May bank holiday traffic for four years as temperatures rise

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2017 15:34 BST

​Sixteen and a half million leisure journeys will be taken by car this coming bank holiday weekend, data from RAC Traffic Watch suggests.*

Two-thirds of car owners cursed with bad ‘carma’ trauma

Two-thirds of car owners cursed with bad ‘carma’ trauma

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2016 00:01 BST

Bad ‘carma’ is an all-too-common curse among Britain’s car owners with more than two-thirds (68%) of motorists claiming to have had at least one vehicle which has been dogged with bad luck

More than 10% of Brits admit to driving on wrong side of the road in Europe

More than 10% of Brits admit to driving on wrong side of the road in Europe

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2016 00:01 BST

13% of motorists surveyed for RAC European Breakdown have had the frightening experience of driving on the wrong side of the road

Six in 10 don’t bother with travel insurance when holidaying in the UK

Six in 10 don’t bother with travel insurance when holidaying in the UK

Press Releases   •   Jul 15, 2016 00:01 BST

Nearly six in 10 people don’t take out travel insurance to cover themselves when holidaying in the UK

Motorists support residents’ parking schemes, despite realising they just shift the problem elsewhere

Motorists support residents’ parking schemes, despite realising they just shift the problem elsewhere

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2016 00:01 BST

Residents’ parking schemes are creating a ‘parking paradox’ with nearly half of all motorists (48%) being in favour of them while six in 10 (61%) believe they just shift the problem to another area.

Hospital parking charges named the most hated of all parking fees

Hospital parking charges named the most hated of all parking fees

Press Releases   •   Feb 29, 2016 00:01 GMT

RAC calls for English hospitals to make paying for parking easier and fairer