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RAC comments on DVLA figures showing a rise in number of drivers disqualified under the age of 17

RAC comments on DVLA figures showing a rise in number of drivers disqualified under the age of 17

News   •   Feb 15, 2018 11:25 GMT

The RAC has expressed concern at the number of children who have been disqualified from driving before they are even eligible for a provisional licence

RAC comments on Prime Minister's request for the DfT to look into graduated driving licences for new drivers

RAC comments on Prime Minister's request for the DfT to look into graduated driving licences for new drivers

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 09:43 GMT

The RAC has welcomed the PM's response to a Parliamentary Question asking the Department for Transport to look into graduated driving licences for new drivers

RAC comments on reported increase in the number of compensation claims by victims of uninsured drivers

RAC comments on reported increase in the number of compensation claims by victims of uninsured drivers

News   •   Aug 29, 2017 10:11 BST

The Motor Insurer's Bureau has said that they have seen a 10% increase in the number of claims it is dealing with relating to injury claims arising from accidents with uninsured drivers

RAC comments on National Travel Survey 2016 findings

RAC comments on National Travel Survey 2016 findings

News   •   Jul 27, 2017 12:01 BST

The RAC's roads policy spokesman reacts to new data released today

Almost half of young drivers prepared to cheat the system to get lower insurance premiums

Almost half of young drivers prepared to cheat the system to get lower insurance premiums

Press Releases   •   Jan 13, 2017 00:01 GMT

Nearly half of young drivers think it’s acceptable to get cheaper car insurance via the illegal practice of fronting, new research has found.

RAC calls for young drivers to be exempt from paying IPT

RAC calls for young drivers to be exempt from paying IPT

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2016 10:00 BST

​The RAC is calling on the Government to make young driver telematics ‘black box’ car insurance policies exempt from Insurance Premium Tax.

RAC welcomes new road safety measures announced for Northern Ireland

RAC welcomes new road safety measures announced for Northern Ireland

News   •   Jan 15, 2016 11:30 GMT

The RAC's chief engineer comments on new road safety measures which have today been passed by the Northern Ireland Assembly

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.

Over half of young drivers underestimate the cost of their first car insurance policy

Over half of young drivers underestimate the cost of their first car insurance policy

Press Releases   •   Nov 11, 2015 00:01 GMT

​More than half of young drivers do not budget enough money to pay for their insurance in their first year of driving, new RAC research reveals.

Motorists to pay an extra £386 million a year  as result of ‘stealth’ insurance tax increase

Motorists to pay an extra £386 million a year as result of ‘stealth’ insurance tax increase

Press Releases   •   Oct 29, 2015 00:01 GMT

RAC warns tax hike will hit UK’s newest drivers the hardest

​RAC to drive down the cost of motoring for new and young drivers with launch of Black Box Insurance

​RAC to drive down the cost of motoring for new and young drivers with launch of Black Box Insurance

Press Releases   •   Oct 15, 2015 00:01 BST

The RAC is today launching RAC Black Box Insurance, giving every new and young driver the chance to lower their car insurance premiums by demonstrating they are safe behind the wheel through the use of advanced telematics technology.

RAC reacts to new data on road casualties involving alcohol: "the need to find solutions is as pressing as ever"

RAC reacts to new data on road casualties involving alcohol: "the need to find solutions is as pressing as ever"

News   •   Aug 06, 2015 13:16 BST

The RAC's chief engineer, David Bizley, responds to Department for Transport data released today on the numbers of casualties caused by people drinking and driving

RAC supports Young Driver call for the Government to add driving to the school curriculum

RAC supports Young Driver call for the Government to add driving to the school curriculum

News   •   Jul 31, 2015 14:00 BST

RAC reaction to petition urging the Government to add driving to the school curriculum