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“It’s cheaper to pay the charges” say a quarter of UK companies

“It’s cheaper to pay the charges” say a quarter of UK companies

Press Releases   •   Nov 06, 2015 00:01 GMT

Almost a quarter (23%) of UK firms would prefer to pay a charge than invest in upgraded fleets to operate in clean air zones, research by RAC Business has revealed as a government consultation into UK-wide zones comes to an end today (Nov 6).

Price of petrol falls for fourth consecutive month

Price of petrol falls for fourth consecutive month

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2015 00:01 GMT

The average price of petrol fell for the fourth consecutive month with a further 1.6p being shaved off a litre in October, according to the latest RAC Fuel Watch data.

Private used car buyers risk £6bn a year by gambling on unchecked cars

Private used car buyers risk £6bn a year by gambling on unchecked cars

Press Releases   •   Oct 31, 2015 00:01 GMT

​Vehicle history data from the RAC reveals that nine out of 10 motorists are taking on unnecessary risk when it comes to vetting the next car in their life, as just 10% of used car buyers bother to check a car’s history before buying.

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

More than 80% of company car drivers admit motorway speeding

More than 80% of company car drivers admit motorway speeding

Press Releases   •   Oct 27, 2015 09:24 GMT

Eight out of 10 company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, but still consider themselves to be law-abiding drivers, research from RAC Business has found.

RAC announces new road safety partnership with The Scout Association

RAC announces new road safety partnership with The Scout Association

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2015 00:01 GMT

​The RAC’s road safety charity and The Scout Association has announced a three year partnership to promote road safety to over half a million Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts across the UK.

RAC announces two new state-of-the-art high definition dash cams

RAC announces two new state-of-the-art high definition dash cams

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2015 00:01 BST

The RAC launches two new additions to its dash cam product range, the RAC 04 and RAC 05

Telematics used by third of UK companies to disprove liability

Telematics used by third of UK companies to disprove liability

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2015 00:01 BST

More than a third (35%) of businesses in the UK have used telematics tracking technology to contest either a speeding fine or a false insurance claim, new research from RAC Business reveals.

Prosecutions for motorists using a mobile phone at the wheel fall by half in five years

Prosecutions for motorists using a mobile phone at the wheel fall by half in five years

Press Releases   •   Oct 19, 2015 00:01 BST

Fewer motorists are being prosecuted for using their mobile phone while driving than ever before, despite official figures showing a persistent number of drivers still using a phone at the wheel

​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.

UK motorists’ use of dash cams has more than doubled in the last year

UK motorists’ use of dash cams has more than doubled in the last year

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2015 00:01 BST

​A new study reveals the number of motorists now using dash cams to record their journeys has more than doubled in the last year to 2.9 million

RAC appoints National Windscreens as sole glass provider

RAC appoints National Windscreens as sole glass provider

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2015 11:12 BST

National Windscreens, the UK’s largest independently owned windscreen replacement and repair specialist, is pleased to report that it has signed a two year supply contract with the RAC. The new deal means National Windscreens is now the sole glass provider for the RAC’s fleet of 1500 patrol vehicles, as well as for all vehicles covered by the company’s Accident Management division.

RAC Cars ‘Memorable Models Test of Time’ Top Ten: only 17 Austin Ambassadors left on the road

RAC Cars ‘Memorable Models Test of Time’ Top Ten: only 17 Austin Ambassadors left on the road

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2015 10:53 BST

The RAC Cars ‘Memorable Models Test of Time’ Top Ten is a selection of memorable cars no longer in production chosen by RAC Cars and covers the period since 1995. It shows the fewest remaining memorable models by volume and the greatest decrease in memorable models by volume.

Petrol falls 2p a litre in September as oil price stays below $50 a barrel

Petrol falls 2p a litre in September as oil price stays below $50 a barrel

Press Releases   •   Oct 03, 2015 00:01 BST

​The average price of petrol continued to fall throughout September with another 2p a litre being shaved off at the pumps, according to the latest RAC Fuel Watch data.

Most motorists unaware of new law which allows them a full refund for a faulty car within 30 days of purchase

Most motorists unaware of new law which allows them a full refund for a faulty car within 30 days of purchase

Press Releases   •   Oct 01, 2015 00:01 BST

Britain’s least trustworthy dealers should be left with “nowhere to hide” as a result of new Consumer Rights Act 2015, says RAC In first six months, onus lies with dealer to prove vehicle was not defective when sold New law could boost resale values of second-hand cars

RAC Business set to keep MPG Marathon 2015 on the move

RAC Business set to keep MPG Marathon 2015 on the move

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2015 00:05 BST

RAC Business is set to keep the MPG Marathon on the move this year with a dedicated mobile re-fuelling unit on hand at all times over the two-day event.

Majority of motorists believe new smoking ban in cars  in England and Wales won’t be enforced

Majority of motorists believe new smoking ban in cars in England and Wales won’t be enforced

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2015 00:01 BST

From 1 October 2015, it will be illegal to smoke in a car when any occupant is under 18 years old – yet only 2 in 5 motorists know this date

Traffic congestion number one concern for company car drivers, report finds

Traffic congestion number one concern for company car drivers, report finds

Press Releases   •   Sep 25, 2015 00:01 BST

Company car drivers are more concerned about the increasing congestion on UK roads than any other issue, says the RAC Report on Motoring 2015, launched on September 8.

RAC and optical industry remind drivers of visual needs

RAC and optical industry remind drivers of visual needs

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2015 00:01 BST

To coincide with National Eye Health Week, the RAC and FMO are advising motorists to carry a spare pair of up-to-date glasses when driving

RAC Telematics to deliver powerful message to insurance sector

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2015 00:01 BST

RAC Telematics MD Nick Walker is set to deliver a compelling message to the insurance industry this autumn, attending several events throughout the UK and Europe to talk about the potential for telematics to create a mass market model for usage based insurance (UBI).

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