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RAC comments on EU proposal to update tyre labelling regulations

RAC comments on EU proposal to update tyre labelling regulations

News   •   Aug 16, 2018 09:54 BST

The European Union is proposing to update current tyre labelling regulations that require information about tyres' fuel efficiency, wet grip and passing noise qualities to be printed on labels.

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

Comment on the rise of engine idling enforcement by UK councils

Comment on the rise of engine idling enforcement by UK councils

News   •   Aug 03, 2018 12:36 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes reacts to news that cities including Nottingham are starting to charge drivers who leave their engines running

RAC welcomes inquiry into poor state of local roads

RAC welcomes inquiry into poor state of local roads

News   •   Aug 01, 2018 13:16 BST

The Transport Committee has announced a a new inquiry into the funding and governance of local roads in England. Local roads comprise over 97% of total road network length and carry two-thirds of motor traffic and almost all cyclist movements.

Reaction to Adam Smith Institute idea that MOT test should be scrapped

Reaction to Adam Smith Institute idea that MOT test should be scrapped

News   •   Jul 25, 2018 14:58 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes comments on the report released this morning

Reaction to the Government's Road to Zero Strategy

Reaction to the Government's Road to Zero Strategy

News   •   Jul 09, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to the publication today of the Government's Road to Zero Strategy

Comment on DfT road traffic estimates GB 2017

Comment on DfT road traffic estimates GB 2017

News   •   Jul 05, 2018 15:56 BST

Department for Transport statistics reveal that car traffic grew 1.1% from 2016 to 254.4bn vehicle miles

Statement on reports government is considering ending fuel duty freeze

Statement on reports government is considering ending fuel duty freeze

News   •   Jul 03, 2018 13:59 BST

The RAC's head of roads policy reacts to reports that indicate the government is to consider ending the fuel duty freeze

RAC comments on supermarket fuel price cuts

RAC comments on supermarket fuel price cuts

News   •   Jun 22, 2018 16:47 BST

The RAC's Simon Williams reacts to news that major retailers will be cutting the price of fuel at UK forecourts

RAC reacts to today's fuel price cut

RAC reacts to today's fuel price cut

News   •   Jun 13, 2018 09:32 BST

The RAC's Rod Dennis comments on reports that fuel retailers have started cutting petrol and diesel prices

RAC comment on Scottish pavement parking ban

RAC comment on Scottish pavement parking ban

News   •   Jun 11, 2018 15:54 BST

The RAC calls for a set of clear guidelines for local authorities applying the proposed new pavement parking ban within the Transport Bill to be based on common sense.

Reaction to expansion of London's ULEZ from 2021

Reaction to expansion of London's ULEZ from 2021

News   •   Jun 08, 2018 13:19 BST

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes responds to news that London's ultra low emissions zone will expand significantly from 2021

RAC statement on 'The Unintended Consequences of Freezing Fuel Duty' report

RAC statement on 'The Unintended Consequences of Freezing Fuel Duty' report

News   •   Jun 01, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC reacts to a report by Professor David Begg and Greener Journeys calling for an increase in fuel duty to deter people from taking car journeys

RAC comments on AECOM's 'smart traffic light' concept

RAC comments on AECOM's 'smart traffic light' concept

News   •   May 23, 2018 15:02 BST

The RAC's Rod Dennis reacts to a new technology that has today been shortlisted as part of the 'Roads ForThe Future' competition

RAC comment on remote parking

RAC comment on remote parking

News   •   May 18, 2018 11:36 BST

The Department for Transport announced updates to the Highway Code which will enable drivers to use advanced driver assistance systems like remote parking and motorway assist.

RAC comment on new Operation Stack

RAC comment on new Operation Stack

News   •   May 18, 2018 11:00 BST

Roads Minister Jesse Norman has announced new plans to improve overnight lorry parking and to ease traffic in the event of cross-Channel disruption.

Petrol and diesel prices set to rise after US abandons Iran nuclear deal

Petrol and diesel prices set to rise after US abandons Iran nuclear deal

News   •   May 10, 2018 12:54 BST

RAC Fuel Watch data indicates fuel prices are set to rise by at least 2p over the next fortnight

RAC comments on plans to use new cameras to catch texting drivers in New South Wales

RAC comments on plans to use new cameras to catch texting drivers in New South Wales

News   •   May 04, 2018 10:57 BST

The RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign spokesperson Rod Dennis comments on new technology that could be used to catch drivers using a mobile phone illegally

RAC comments on new package of measures to improve air quality in Wales

RAC comments on new package of measures to improve air quality in Wales

News   •   Apr 25, 2018 15:36 BST

The new £20m Air Quality Fund, which will run until 2021, will support local authorities in Wales to comply with nitrogen dioxide limits and improve air quality in their areas. Among the restrictions will be the introduction of 50mph speed limits over the short length of the exceedance at five locations including two stretches of the M4.

RAC reacts to drop in new vehicle registrations in 2017

RAC reacts to drop in new vehicle registrations in 2017

News   •   Apr 12, 2018 12:01 BST

New data appears to indicate an 'uncomfortable truth' that owners of older vehicles are keeping hold of them for longer