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Tag / summer driving

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

RAC predicts ‘traffic overdrive’ as schools break up for summer

RAC predicts ‘traffic overdrive’ as schools break up for summer

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2016 12:38 BST

An RAC Traffic Watch study has found 14.4m car trips are expected on the UK's major roads from Thursday to Sunday. Black Friday to be worse than 2015 with 3.3m leisure journeys

RAC reacts to latest supermarket fuel price drop

RAC reacts to latest supermarket fuel price drop

News   •   Aug 27, 2015 10:01 BST

The decision by Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury's to cut petrol by 2p a litre and diesel by a penny will be warmly received by drivers planning on filling-up ahead of the busy Bank Holiday getaway.

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

RAC issues advice for drivers contending with flooded roads

RAC issues advice for drivers contending with flooded roads

News   •   Aug 13, 2015 14:18 BST

The RAC urges drivers to prepare for challenging conditions on the roads

RAC advice for motorists heading to Dover and Folkestone

RAC advice for motorists heading to Dover and Folkestone

Blog posts   •   Aug 11, 2015 13:59 BST

The RAC has provided guidance for motorists heading to the Continent in their vehicles this summer during periods of when Operation Stack is functional. Motorists can expect delays when heading south east towards Dover and Folkestone and our advice aims to minimise disruption for the motorist when Operation Stack is in place.

Today's weather and getaway traffic 'a recipe for road misery'

Today's weather and getaway traffic 'a recipe for road misery'

News   •   Jul 24, 2015 10:30 BST

The RAC's Simon Williams gives the latest update on traffic conditions for today.

'Summer spike' of holiday traffic expected this weekend

'Summer spike' of holiday traffic expected this weekend

News   •   Jul 23, 2015 09:06 BST

Pete Williams, the RAC's head of external affairs, provides the latest predictions for summer holiday getaway traffic for this coming weekend (25/26 July 2015)

RAC predicts ‘Black Friday’ as millions take to the road for start of summer holidays

RAC predicts ‘Black Friday’ as millions take to the road for start of summer holidays

Press Releases   •   Jul 14, 2015 13:07 BST

​The UK’s major roads are set to become a motoring battleground this Friday evening (17 July 2015) as 2.6 million* holidaymakers beginning their summer break clash with commuters trying to find their way home.

Hot weather update from RAC patrols - Wednesday 2 July 2015

Hot weather update from RAC patrols - Wednesday 2 July 2015

News   •   Jul 02, 2015 12:50 BST

The RAC's Simon Williams provides an update from our patrols on the hottest day of the year so far.

RAC reports sharp increase in hot weather breakdowns

RAC reports sharp increase in hot weather breakdowns

News   •   Jul 01, 2015 10:44 BST

The RAC's Simon Williams reports on the increase in breakdowns experienced as a result of the hot weather.

RAC advice to motorists travelling to this weekend's Glastonbury Festival

RAC advice to motorists travelling to this weekend's Glastonbury Festival

News   •   Jun 23, 2015 14:14 BST

The RAC's Pete Williams offers advice to motorists planning their trip to this weekend's Glastonbury Festival