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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

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

Buyers of new low emission cars to be unreasonably hit by April’s tax rise

Buyers of new low emission cars to be unreasonably hit by April’s tax rise

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2017 00:01 GMT

The vast majority of drivers buying new cars from 1 April will end up paying significantly more in car tax than they would do if they had bought the same vehicle just a day earlier, new figures from the RAC show.

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2016 00:01 GMT

The price of petrol rose more in October than at any time since February 2013, with diesel rising at the fastest rate since May 2008, data from the RAC’s latest Fuel Watch report shows.

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

Study shows pothole-related breakdowns double in 10 years

Study shows pothole-related breakdowns double in 10 years

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2016 00:01 BST

Data of the RAC’s pothole-related call-outs provides strong evidence that the quality of Britain’s roads has deteriorated

RAC issues plea for immediate pump price cuts

RAC issues plea for immediate pump price cuts

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 00:01 BST

Clear scope for 3p per litre cut off both unleaded and diesel prices, RAC Fuel Watch data shows

Motorists hit by fourth straight month of fuel price rises

Motorists hit by fourth straight month of fuel price rises

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2016 00:01 BST

The average prices of petrol and diesel have increased for the fourth month running, according to RAC Fuel Watch data for June

Motorists support residents’ parking schemes, despite realising they just shift the problem elsewhere

Motorists support residents’ parking schemes, despite realising they just shift the problem elsewhere

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2016 00:01 BST

Residents’ parking schemes are creating a ‘parking paradox’ with nearly half of all motorists (48%) being in favour of them while six in 10 (61%) believe they just shift the problem to another area.

February sees price of petrol fall for eighth straight month

February sees price of petrol fall for eighth straight month

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2016 13:06 GMT

​The average price of petrol fell slightly in February, marking eight consecutive months of falls, RAC Fuel Watch data reveals

Petrol and diesel price cuts expected as oil hits $40 a barrel

Petrol and diesel price cuts expected as oil hits $40 a barrel

Press Releases   •   Nov 18, 2015 10:13 GMT

RAC Fuel Watch data indicates a further round of fuel price cuts are due, with crude oil this week hitting $40 a barrel - its lowest price in more than six years

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.

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

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

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.

Company car drivers six times more likely to be stuck with no spare wheel

Company car drivers six times more likely to be stuck with no spare wheel

Press Releases   •   Sep 16, 2015 17:00 BST

More than 160 company car drivers find themselves stranded at the roadside without a spare tyre every day, new figures from RAC Business reveal.

RAC Report on Motoring 2015: State of local roads named number one motoring concern

RAC Report on Motoring 2015: State of local roads named number one motoring concern

Press Releases   •   Sep 08, 2015 00:10 BST

Fixing local roads top spending priority but scale of problem outweighs government funding Condition of local roads likely to worsen creating negative economic and social impact

Fuel falls more than 4p a litre in August as oil price plummets to six-year low

Fuel falls more than 4p a litre in August as oil price plummets to six-year low

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2015 00:01 BST

Average petrol car fill-up costs £2 less than a month ago Diesel £5.60 a tank cheaper than at beginning of July