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Half of motorists planning an early half-term getaway this year

Half of motorists planning an early half-term getaway this year

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2016 11:00 BST

New data from RAC Traffic Watch indicates more than 15m leisure journeys by car will be made between today and Monday

RAC calls for swift action to address growing insurance fraud

RAC calls for swift action to address growing insurance fraud

Press Releases   •   Oct 17, 2016 17:33 BST

Significant reforms to tackle illegal claims and strengthen regulation to protect law-abiding motorists were proposed in the last Autumn Statement by former Chancellor George Osborne and an initial consultation was due to be published this summer, but nearly 12 months on little or no progress appears to have been made.

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2016 00:01 BST

RAC Patrol of the Year, Charlie Harding, will be joining the line-up of competitors for this year’s MPG Marathon, and says he’s looking forward to putting his new Ford Transit Custom through its paces.

​Silver still tops ‘car colour’ podium

​Silver still tops ‘car colour’ podium

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2016 00:01 BST

Silver is still the most popular colour among the 30m-plus cars on the UK’s roads, but it is starting to lose its place as the nation’s favourite choice as white becomes ever more prevalent.

Rise in company car drivers speeding on motorways

Rise in company car drivers speeding on motorways

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2016 00:01 BST

Nine out of ten (88%) company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, according to new research from RAC Business, which represents a 7% increase on figures from last year. In fact almost half (48%) of company car drivers surveyed said they break the speed limit on motorways on most journeys, compared to only 26% of private motorists.

September sees second consecutive month of pump price rises

September sees second consecutive month of pump price rises

Press Releases   •   Oct 05, 2016 00:01 BST

​The cost of unleaded petrol and diesel crept up again in September, as a result of rising world oil prices putting upward pressure on the wholesale cost of both fuels, new data from RAC Fuel Watch shows.

RAC Report on Motoring finds car insurance to be the biggest cost concern for motorists

RAC Report on Motoring finds car insurance to be the biggest cost concern for motorists

Press Releases   •   Sep 29, 2016 00:01 BST

New data from the RAC's Report on Motoring highlights scale of concern over motor insurance costs

Snap, chat, text, tweet – anything goes at the wheel as motorists relax attitudes

Snap, chat, text, tweet – anything goes at the wheel as motorists relax attitudes

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2016 00:01 BST

One in five think it is acceptable to check social media while sat in stationary traffic

Two-thirds of car owners cursed with bad ‘carma’ trauma

Two-thirds of car owners cursed with bad ‘carma’ trauma

Press Releases   •   Sep 12, 2016 00:01 BST

Bad ‘carma’ is an all-too-common curse among Britain’s car owners with more than two-thirds (68%) of motorists claiming to have had at least one vehicle which has been dogged with bad luck

RAC calls for young drivers to be exempt from paying IPT

RAC calls for young drivers to be exempt from paying IPT

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2016 10:00 BST

​The RAC is calling on the Government to make young driver telematics ‘black box’ car insurance policies exempt from Insurance Premium Tax.

Fuel prices edge up in August despite early supermarket cut

Fuel prices edge up in August despite early supermarket cut

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2016 00:01 BST

Petrol climbs slightly; diesel ends month close to a 2016 high

Driver distraction tops connected car concerns

Driver distraction tops connected car concerns

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2016 10:44 BST

More than half of businesses say they are concerned about their company drivers being distracted by in-car technology with the introduction of connected cars to their fleet, according to new research by RAC Business*.

Bumper bank holiday in store as twice the holiday traffic expected on the roads compared to last year
Revealed: 10 bizarre ways to destroy an electronic gadget on holiday

Revealed: 10 bizarre ways to destroy an electronic gadget on holiday

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2016 00:01 BST

According to an RAC Travel Insurance study, the way many devices get broken or lost on holidays is downright bizarre

Telematics take-up almost doubles in less than a year, says report

Telematics take-up almost doubles in less than a year, says report

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2016 00:01 BST

The number of UK businesses which are using telematics vehicle tracking technology in 2016 has almost doubled since last year, according to the findings of a new report released today by RAC Telematics*.

Europe’s roads are paved with gold in the eyes of British motorists

Europe’s roads are paved with gold in the eyes of British motorists

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2016 00:01 BST

Almost a fifth of motorists surveyed by RAC European Breakdown said they chose to drive to the continent simply because of the better quality roads

The sky-high cost of picking up and dropping off at UK airports revealed

The sky-high cost of picking up and dropping off at UK airports revealed

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2016 00:01 BST

​The RAC is warning anyone dropping off or picking up friends or relatives from a UK airport this summer not to get stung by parking charges

RAC launches new services to help motorists manage MOT and service costs

RAC launches new services to help motorists manage MOT and service costs

Press Releases   •   Aug 10, 2016 09:00 BST

​The RAC has launched two new services to help motorists manage some of the biggest costs of motoring – servicing, MOT and repairs – more easily than ever.

“Pass me a falafel mate” - Is it the end of the road for the truck stop fry up?

“Pass me a falafel mate” - Is it the end of the road for the truck stop fry up?

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2016 00:01 BST

The words ‘low fat’ or ‘sugar free’ might not appear on most truck stop menu boards, but in fact that is just what four in 10 businesses say their HGV drivers tell them they want, according to research by RAC Truck Rescue*.

More than 10% of Brits admit to driving on wrong side of the road in Europe

More than 10% of Brits admit to driving on wrong side of the road in Europe

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2016 00:01 BST

13% of motorists surveyed for RAC European Breakdown have had the frightening experience of driving on the wrong side of the road