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RAC data shows road quality has worsened despite mild weather

RAC data shows road quality has worsened despite mild weather

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2017 00:01 BST

RAC patrols dealt with more pothole pothole-related call-outs in Q2 2017 than in the same period in 2016, attending 3,565 motorists whose vehicles had suffered broken suspension springs, damaged shock absorbers or distorted wheels. Condition of UK roads still vulnerable to extreme weather

DVLA data shows rise in young provisional licence holders but drop in 17 to 24-year-old qualified drivers

DVLA data shows rise in young provisional licence holders but drop in 17 to 24-year-old qualified drivers

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2017 00:01 BST

The number of young people with provisional licences has increased between 2014 and 2016

RAC study shows drivers slap down UK roads in favour of those the other side of the Channel

RAC study shows drivers slap down UK roads in favour of those the other side of the Channel

Press Releases   •   Jul 23, 2017 00:01 BST

A new study from the RAC shows just how much drivers favour continental Europe

Get ready for the Great British summer holiday getaway

Get ready for the Great British summer holiday getaway

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2017 00:01 BST

Data from RAC Traffic Watch points to expected leisure journeys on the UK's roads as the summer holiday getaway begins

Only three in five drivers who use a handheld phone say causing an accident would make them kick the habit

Only three in five drivers who use a handheld phone say causing an accident would make them kick the habit

Press Releases   •   Jul 10, 2017 00:01 BST

New research for the RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign shines a light on what would motivate drivers to give up using a handheld phone for good

Motorists sceptical driverless cars will be commonplace in 20 years’ time

Motorists sceptical driverless cars will be commonplace in 20 years’ time

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 00:01 BST

​Motorists have doubts about whether driverless car technology is likely to become commonplace in 20 years’ time, new research suggests

June sees forecourt fuel fall by 2p a litre for second month in a row

June sees forecourt fuel fall by 2p a litre for second month in a row

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2017 09:00 BST

​Fuel prices have fallen by 2p a litre for the second month in a row, data from the latest RAC Fuel Watch report reveals.

RAC presses retailers to cut fuel prices as oil price slumps

RAC presses retailers to cut fuel prices as oil price slumps

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2017 11:34 BST

​The RAC is calling on retailers to cut the price of fuel after a sudden drop in the price of oil has brought wholesale costs down

RAC-owned Nebula Systems cloud diagnostic platform wins major award

RAC-owned Nebula Systems cloud diagnostic platform wins major award

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2017 10:05 BST

A UK firm has picked up this year’s prestigious TU-Automotive award for Best Aftermarket Telematics Product/Service - after being nominated for best newcomer just two-years-ago. Nebula Systems, part of the RAC group of companies, won the accolade for their cloud diagnostic platform MECH5.

Price of fuel falls in May as retailers pass on wholesale savings
RAC predicts busiest late May bank holiday traffic for four years as temperatures rise

RAC predicts busiest late May bank holiday traffic for four years as temperatures rise

Press Releases   •   May 24, 2017 15:34 BST

​Sixteen and a half million leisure journeys will be taken by car this coming bank holiday weekend, data from RAC Traffic Watch suggests.*

Motorists lack awareness of emergency refuge areas on smart motorways

Motorists lack awareness of emergency refuge areas on smart motorways

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2017 00:01 BST

Half of motorists are not familiar with emergency refuge areas on smart motorways, new figures from the RAC suggest

esure appoints the RAC to provide insurance customers with breakdown cover

esure appoints the RAC to provide insurance customers with breakdown cover

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2017 17:40 BST

RAC is appointed by esure to provide breakdown cover option for esure and Sheilas'Wheels insurance customers

Condition of local roads on a knife-edge as RAC sees surprise increase in first quarter pothole-related breakdowns

Condition of local roads on a knife-edge as RAC sees surprise increase in first quarter pothole-related breakdowns

Press Releases   •   May 15, 2017 00:01 BST

The RAC’s familiar orange patrols attended 63% more pothole-related breakdowns in the first quarter of 2017 than they did over the same period in in 2016

A quarter of drivers have kept penalty points secret from their insurer

A quarter of drivers have kept penalty points secret from their insurer

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2017 00:01 BST

​Nearly a quarter (23%) of motorists did not inform their insurer the last time they received penalty points on their licence, research conducted by RAC Insurance has found

Price of petrol goes up by more than 1p a litre in April but cut imminent

Price of petrol goes up by more than 1p a litre in April but cut imminent

Press Releases   •   May 03, 2017 00:01 BST

Pump prices rose by more than a penny a litre in April, but a drop in the price of oil in the second half of the month and a jump in the value of the pound means retailers are now in a position to pass on a cut to motorists imminently. Drop in price of oil and jump in value of sterling give retailers chance to pass on savings.

RAC launches manifesto to ensure biggest issues for motorists don’t get parked

RAC launches manifesto to ensure biggest issues for motorists don’t get parked

Press Releases   •   May 01, 2017 00:01 BST

The RAC publishes its election party manifesto for motorists

Leisure traffic to peak at 3.4m this May Day bank holiday

Leisure traffic to peak at 3.4m this May Day bank holiday

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2017 10:20 BST

The RAC estimates a total of 10.3 million leisure journeys will take place on major roads in total between today and Monday

Hagerty and RAC announce partnership to provide classic car owners with a market-leading product

Hagerty and RAC announce partnership to provide classic car owners with a market-leading product

Press Releases   •   Apr 19, 2017 00:01 BST

Hagerty and the RAC confirm all Hagerty policyholders will receive RAC Breakdown and Recovery throughout the UK and Europe

Mercedes-Benz appoints RAC as its new Roadside Assistance Partner

Mercedes-Benz appoints RAC as its new Roadside Assistance Partner

Press Releases   •   Apr 12, 2017 15:00 BST

​Mercedes-Benz Cars has appointed the RAC as its new Roadside Assistance partner.