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RAC statement on current and forecast extreme weather

RAC statement on current and forecast extreme weather

News   •   Feb 28, 2018 13:06 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams gives an update on the current situation and warns drivers about weather forecast over the next few days

RAC comments on findings of Highway England's motorway fuel price sign trial

RAC comments on findings of Highway England's motorway fuel price sign trial

News   •   Feb 27, 2018 15:07 GMT

Highways England has published the findings from its M5 motorway fuel price signage trial concluding that it has not delivered sufficient impact or cost benefit to cover the capital cost and operational costs of the service. This means there is no business case for whole or partial public sector funding to roll out fuel pricing signs to other motorway service areas on the motorway network.

RAC welcomes the rollout of 'lane rental' concept to charge utility companies for digging up roads

RAC welcomes the rollout of 'lane rental' concept to charge utility companies for digging up roads

News   •   Feb 15, 2018 23:59 GMT

The DfT has announced the nationwide roll-out of its 'lane rental' concept to charge utility companies £2,500 per day to speed up and improve road works following a successful trial in the Kent and London.

RAC welcomes Asda's latest 2p a litre fuel price cut due tomorrow

RAC welcomes Asda's latest 2p a litre fuel price cut due tomorrow

News   •   Feb 15, 2018 20:03 GMT

Asda has responded to the RAC's fresh fuel price cut call by capping the price of unleaded at 116.7p and diesel at 118.7p

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 reacts to data suggesting a sharp rise in fatal drink-drive crashes

RAC reacts to data suggesting a sharp rise in fatal drink-drive crashes

News   •   Feb 08, 2018 11:21 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on new estimates released today

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 reacts to Inrix report showing how long drivers spend stuck in traffic

RAC reacts to Inrix report showing how long drivers spend stuck in traffic

News   •   Feb 06, 2018 00:01 GMT

The RAC's Rod Dennis comments on the report out today

RAC comments on "disturbing" rise in social media insurance scams

RAC comments on "disturbing" rise in social media insurance scams

News   •   Feb 05, 2018 10:46 GMT

The RAC's managing director for insurance reacts to reports of drivers being caught out by so-called 'ghost broking', where fake car insurance is sold through social media channels

RAC reacts to comments on speeding made at the Roads Policing Conference

RAC reacts to comments on speeding made at the Roads Policing Conference

News   •   Jan 31, 2018 11:26 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on contents of a speech given yesterday by the roads policing lead, Anthony Bangham

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

RAC reacts to speed limit reductions in France

RAC reacts to speed limit reductions in France

News   •   Jan 10, 2018 16:47 GMT

The speed limit on some French roads is to be cut in a bid to curb accidents

Storm Eleanor threatens treacherous driving conditions to Scotland and north England

Storm Eleanor threatens treacherous driving conditions to Scotland and north England

News   •   Jan 02, 2018 14:37 GMT

RAC issues advice on driving in high winds and heavy rain as the fifth-named storm of the season batters Scotland, Northern Ireland and the north east and west of England this evening and overnight.

RAC issues warning to drivers in northern England as fresh snowfall is forecast

RAC issues warning to drivers in northern England as fresh snowfall is forecast

News   •   Dec 28, 2017 16:15 GMT

The RAC's Rod Dennis provides advice to drivers likely to be affected by tomorrow's new snowfall

RAC comments - 6,000 drivers caught at least twice for driving distracted using a handheld phone

RAC comments - 6,000 drivers caught at least twice for driving distracted using a handheld phone

News   •   Dec 28, 2017 13:03 GMT

More than 6,000 motorists have been caught at least twice for driving while distracted, including using a mobile phone, in the past four years. Figures released by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in response to a Freedom of Information request by the Press Association highlight the problem of repeat offenders.

RAC warns of more snow and ice and a growing risk of potholes

RAC warns of more snow and ice and a growing risk of potholes

News   •   Dec 27, 2017 14:43 GMT

The RAC expects to attend over 9,000 motorists today as the winter weather bites and hundreds of new potholes are appearing across the UK

RAC comments on record revenue NHS trusts gain from parking charges

RAC comments on record revenue NHS trusts gain from parking charges

News   •   Dec 27, 2017 14:05 GMT

NHS trusts have clocked up £174m from car park charges a new investigation has revealed.

RAC reacts to reports on 20mph zones in Bath and North East Somerset

RAC reacts to reports on 20mph zones in Bath and North East Somerset

News   •   Dec 19, 2017 14:17 GMT

The RAC's road safety spokesman responds to reports on 20mph zones within B&NES

RAC has busiest day for breakdowns in seven years as cold snap continues

RAC has busiest day for breakdowns in seven years as cold snap continues

News   •   Dec 12, 2017 13:07 GMT

The RAC's director of roadside operations updates on the work of RAC patrols over the last two days, and gives advice for the next 24 hours