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RAC patrols attended 20% more pothole breakdowns in Q4 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier

RAC patrols attended 20% more pothole breakdowns in Q4 2019 compared to the same period a year earlier

Press releases   •   Jan 15, 2020 00:01 GMT

The last quarter of 2019 saw an increase in the number of pothole-related breakdowns compared to the same period in 2018

Fuel prices as a result of the current Gulf crisis - what can UK drivers expect?

Fuel prices as a result of the current Gulf crisis - what can UK drivers expect?

News   •   Jan 06, 2020 12:49 GMT

The RAC's fuel spokesperson outlines what UK can drivers expect as a result of the current tensions

December puts an end to four months of falling petrol prices
Drivers: don’t get caught out by the post-Christmas flat battery blues

Drivers: don’t get caught out by the post-Christmas flat battery blues

Press releases   •   Jan 02, 2020 00:01 GMT

​The RAC is warning motorists to make sure that the first Monday after the festive break (6 January 2020) doesn’t turn into a nightmare due to a flat car battery.

More than 4bn Christmas car miles to be driven this year

More than 4bn Christmas car miles to be driven this year

Press releases   •   Dec 27, 2019 00:01 GMT

Motorists will drive an estimated average of 449 miles each as they criss-cross the country over Christmas , new figures from the RAC suggest

Driving home for Christmas: drivers planning nearly 31m getaway trips by car

Driving home for Christmas: drivers planning nearly 31m getaway trips by car

Press releases   •   Dec 17, 2019 00:01 GMT

A study by the RAC and traffic experts INRIX predicts the places and times drivers are most likely to be affected by unexpected delays

SUVs outselling electric cars, UK Energy Research Centre report shows - RAC comment

SUVs outselling electric cars, UK Energy Research Centre report shows - RAC comment

News   •   Dec 09, 2019 12:23 GMT

The RAC's Simon Williams responds to the UKERC's report out today

Fear of unexpected repairs puts 3.8m drivers off getting their car serviced

Fear of unexpected repairs puts 3.8m drivers off getting their car serviced

Press releases   •   Dec 09, 2019 00:01 GMT

The findings come as the RAC launches its MOT Assist programme, which rewards drivers who keep their car serviced regularly

November makes it four months of lower petrol prices

November makes it four months of lower petrol prices

Press releases   •   Dec 04, 2019 00:01 GMT

Unleaded and diesel fall by half a pence a litre in November – but prices should be coming down further

68% of drivers say removing hard shoulders on motorways compromises safety

68% of drivers say removing hard shoulders on motorways compromises safety

Press releases   •   Nov 29, 2019 00:01 GMT

Drivers remain concerned about the safety of 'all lane running' smart motorways, where the hard shoulder is removed permanently

​British drivers unprepared for winter weather breakdowns

​British drivers unprepared for winter weather breakdowns

Press releases   •   Nov 28, 2019 15:07 GMT

NFU Mutual and RAC urge drivers to prioritise in-car safety equipment

RAC launches its first ever child car seat

RAC launches its first ever child car seat

Press releases   •   Nov 25, 2019 09:33 GMT

The RAC launches a rear-facing, rotating, i-Size, Isofix-seat suitable from birth to age four

Half of drivers say the condition of local roads has got worse

Half of drivers say the condition of local roads has got worse

Press releases   •   Nov 22, 2019 00:01 GMT

New figures from the RAC Report on Motoring show drivers remain concerned about the state of local roads in particular - and it's not just potholes that are the problem

Vehicle tax evasion statistics - RAC comment

Vehicle tax evasion statistics - RAC comment

News   •   Nov 21, 2019 11:14 GMT

RAC celebrates taking a stake in Wrisk by trialling a mileage-based car insurance product

RAC celebrates taking a stake in Wrisk by trialling a mileage-based car insurance product

Press releases   •   Nov 13, 2019 10:50 GMT

The companies are trialling a mileage-based car insurance product which enables customers to only pay for the miles driven each month, plus a flat fee for when their cars are parked

Price of petrol drops for third month in a row

Price of petrol drops for third month in a row

Press releases   •   Nov 06, 2019 11:18 GMT

The cost of filling a 55-litre family car with petrol has fallen back under £70 for the first time since March

Scottish drivers most likely to take risks when buying a used car

Scottish drivers most likely to take risks when buying a used car

Press releases   •   Nov 04, 2019 00:01 GMT

RAC data indicates those in Scotland and north east England are least likely to check the history of a car they’re looking to buy

Chart: New electric car registrations in the UK

Blog posts   •   Nov 01, 2019 17:06 GMT

An interactive graphic showing the number of newly-registered battery electric, plug-in hybrid and (regular) hybrid cars in the UK

Chart: New petrol and diesel car registrations in the UK

Blog posts   •   Nov 01, 2019 17:01 GMT

A chart showing the number of newly-registered petrol and diesel cars in the UK

RAC comment on Government's pledge to review offence of driving while using handheld phone