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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

RAC comments on findings of US study on crash risk factors

RAC comments on findings of US study on crash risk factors

News   •   Feb 22, 2016 20:00 GMT

The RAC reacts to on a new study by academics from Virginia Tech looking at the extent to which accidents, among other factors, are caused by driver distraction

Private used car buyers risk £6bn a year by gambling on unchecked cars

Private used car buyers risk £6bn a year by gambling on unchecked cars

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2015 00:01 GMT

​Vehicle history data from the RAC reveals that nine out of 10 motorists are taking on unnecessary risk when it comes to vetting the next car in their life, as just 10% of used car buyers bother to check a car’s history before buying.

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

Most motorists unaware of new law which allows them a full refund for a faulty car within 30 days of purchase

Most motorists unaware of new law which allows them a full refund for a faulty car within 30 days of purchase

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2015 00:01 BST

Britain’s least trustworthy dealers should be left with “nowhere to hide” as a result of new Consumer Rights Act 2015, says RAC In first six months, onus lies with dealer to prove vehicle was not defective when sold New law could boost resale values of second-hand cars

Majority of motorists believe new smoking ban in cars  in England and Wales won’t be enforced

Majority of motorists believe new smoking ban in cars in England and Wales won’t be enforced

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2015 00:01 BST

From 1 October 2015, it will be illegal to smoke in a car when any occupant is under 18 years old – yet only 2 in 5 motorists know this date

Traffic congestion number one concern for company car drivers, report finds

Traffic congestion number one concern for company car drivers, report finds

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2015 00:01 BST

Company car drivers are more concerned about the increasing congestion on UK roads than any other issue, says the RAC Report on Motoring 2015, launched on September 8.

Company car drivers six times more likely to be stuck with no spare wheel

Company car drivers six times more likely to be stuck with no spare wheel

Press Releases   •   Sep 16, 2015 17:00 BST

More than 160 company car drivers find themselves stranded at the roadside without a spare tyre every day, new figures from RAC Business reveal.

RAC Report on Motoring 2015: State of local roads named number one motoring concern

RAC Report on Motoring 2015: State of local roads named number one motoring concern

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2015 00:10 BST

Fixing local roads top spending priority but scale of problem outweighs government funding Condition of local roads likely to worsen creating negative economic and social impact

Brits get more excited by their first car than their first partner

Brits get more excited by their first car than their first partner

Press Releases   •   Sep 02, 2015 10:09 BST

Two-thirds (66%) of women thrilled by first motor, but less (60%) enthused by first man

Car conscious bosses borrow wheels to boost professional image

Car conscious bosses borrow wheels to boost professional image

Press Releases   •   Sep 02, 2015 09:36 BST

52% admitted hiring or leasing a car for a business meeting to improve first impressions

Communication breakdown is motorists’ biggest concern on the continent

Communication breakdown is motorists’ biggest concern on the continent

Press Releases   •   Aug 15, 2015 00:01 BST

RAC research reveals the concerns of Brits driving in Europe this summer

Two-thirds of motorists heading abroad don’t know what number to ring for help in an emergency

Two-thirds of motorists heading abroad don’t know what number to ring for help in an emergency

Press Releases   •   Jul 31, 2015 00:01 BST

UK drivers venturing to the continent this summer could find themselves in difficulty after new data shows that most don’t know the three-digit phone number to call the emergency services when in the European Union.