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Tag / Road safety

Latest drink-drive casualty figures up 7% to 9,040 in 2016

Latest drink-drive casualty figures up 7% to 9,040 in 2016

News   •   Aug 09, 2018 11:29 BST

RAC comments on the DfT latest estimates for road casualties arising from illegal levels of alcohol

Motorists claim to being regularly left dazzled by modern vehicle headlights

Motorists claim to being regularly left dazzled by modern vehicle headlights

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2018 00:01 GMT

Drivers are complaining that some modern day headlights are too bright

RAC comments on call for evidence on cycle safety

RAC comments on call for evidence on cycle safety

News   •   Mar 09, 2018 18:11 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds

Weather and travel update: the RAC remains on high alert with record number of breakdowns

Weather and travel update: the RAC remains on high alert with record number of breakdowns

News   •   Mar 02, 2018 08:56 GMT

Thursday proved treacherous on the roads and conditions are still challenging today

New MOT categories to be introduced in May

New MOT categories to be introduced in May

News   •   Jan 25, 2018 11:39 GMT

New MOT categories to be introduced in May as part of an EU directive. The test will now class defects as Dangerous, Major or Minor.

RAC comments on decision to stick with first MOT at three years

RAC comments on decision to stick with first MOT at three years

News   •   Jan 18, 2018 13:19 GMT

The Government has decided that the first MoT test on cars and motorcycles won't be extended to four years due to safety concerns

Call for drivers to ‘slow down, make space and move on’ when passing breakdowns

Call for drivers to ‘slow down, make space and move on’ when passing breakdowns

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 10:38 GMT

Following a horrific accident the RAC has launched a campaign to encourage drivers to slow down and give more space when passing broken-down vehicles on the hard shoulder and where people and breakdowns operators are at the roadside.

RAC comments on launch of the Road Crash Index

RAC comments on launch of the Road Crash Index

News   •   Nov 21, 2017 10:41 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on the launch of the Index

Road deaths at highest level in five years: RAC reaction

Road deaths at highest level in five years: RAC reaction

News   •   Sep 28, 2017 11:06 BST

The RAC responds to new official figures released today

IAM RoadSmart, the RAC and partners urge drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking

IAM RoadSmart, the RAC and partners urge drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2017 09:30 BST

The new group urges drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking for their next new car

Coalition calls on mobile industry to cut driver distraction caused by phones

Coalition calls on mobile industry to cut driver distraction caused by phones

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2017 10:03 BST

Brake, the RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign and a number of other organisations sign a letter calling on mobile phone OS companies to bring in a standard 'drive safe' mode

RAC comments on plans to fine parents for doing the the school drop-off

RAC comments on plans to fine parents for doing the the school drop-off

News   •   Sep 06, 2017 14:20 BST

As school children return to school this week hard-pressed parents are facing the prospect of no-drop zones and the potential of heavy fines for driving their kids to the school gate.

RAC comments on DfT drink-drive casualty figures 2015

RAC comments on DfT drink-drive casualty figures 2015

News   •   Aug 03, 2017 14:27 BST

The figures reveal a stubborn plateau in the number of road casualties arising from alcohol related accidents since 2010

RAC comments on Brake/TRL stopping distances study

RAC comments on Brake/TRL stopping distances study

News   •   Jul 25, 2017 00:01 BST

The RAC's Rod Dennis responds to the study out today

RAC comments on Highways England trial of a bright orange emergency refuge area for smart motorways

RAC comments on Highways England trial of a bright orange emergency refuge area for smart motorways

News   •   Jul 14, 2017 12:54 BST

The RAC welcomes the trial of a new bright orange SOS-signed emergency refuge area in a development to improve awareness and understanding of what to do if you breakdown or have an accident on a smart motorway

Motorists lack awareness of emergency refuge areas on smart motorways

Motorists lack awareness of emergency refuge areas on smart motorways

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2017 00:01 BST

Half of motorists are not familiar with emergency refuge areas on smart motorways, new figures from the RAC suggest

RAC comment on call to lower drink drive limit to cut accidents

RAC comment on call to lower drink drive limit to cut accidents

News   •   Mar 04, 2017 00:15 GMT

​ RAC comments on the LGA call for lower drink drive limit of 50mg highlighting the 11% increase in serious accidents between 2014 and 2015

RAC calls on drivers to Be Phone Smart as mobile law gets tougher

RAC calls on drivers to Be Phone Smart as mobile law gets tougher

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2017 00:01 GMT

UK drivers urged to make an online pledge to stick to the law and not use a handheld phone while driving

RAC reacts to 'truly shocking' new road casualty statistics

RAC reacts to 'truly shocking' new road casualty statistics

News   •   Feb 02, 2017 12:22 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on new figures released today indicating a sharp rise in the number of young people killed or seriously injured on our roads

RAC comments on drink-drive road casualty estimates for 2015

RAC comments on drink-drive road casualty estimates for 2015

News   •   Feb 02, 2017 10:39 GMT

Government estimates for drink-drive KSI road casualties in 2015 show statistically significant rise on 2014 figures