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Pothole-related call-outs persist during coronavirus lockdown despite 60% drop in traffic

Pothole-related call-outs persist during coronavirus lockdown despite 60% drop in traffic

Press releases   •   Jul 16, 2020 00:00 BST

The RAC is surprised the proportion of pothole breakdowns did not reduce more during this period

RAC secures contract to become Isuzu Truck UK’s roadside assistance and contact centre partner

RAC secures contract to become Isuzu Truck UK’s roadside assistance and contact centre partner

Press releases   •   Jul 14, 2020 10:32 BST

The RAC and Isuzu Truck UK Ltd announce a new three year contract

Thefts of vehicles rise by more than 50% to hit highest level in four years

Thefts of vehicles rise by more than 50% to hit highest level in four years

Press releases   •   Jul 10, 2020 00:00 BST

Data analysed by RAC Insurance highlights how the number of reported vehicle thefts varies across the UK

Drivers get a ‘shock to the system’ as June ends three straight months of falling fuel prices

Drivers get a ‘shock to the system’ as June ends three straight months of falling fuel prices

Press releases   •   Jul 06, 2020 11:07 BST

Average price of a litre of petrol goes up by nearly 4p a litre, adding £2 to a tank - but on the bright side a tank of fuel is £9 cheaper than it was at the end of January

Drivers urged to avoid the expected MOT rush by booking now

Drivers urged to avoid the expected MOT rush by booking now

Press releases   •   Jul 03, 2020 00:00 BST

Hundreds of thousands of additional MOT tests will be due by October, increasing the time drivers will need to allow to book one in

Mercedes-Benz Cars UK extends RAC contract for provision of Roadside Assistance for a further five years

Mercedes-Benz Cars UK extends RAC contract for provision of Roadside Assistance for a further five years

Press releases   •   Jun 30, 2020 15:43 BST

The contract extension continues the partnership that has been running with Mercedes-Benz Cars UK since 2017

More than 10m cars due to take to the roads as a third of all drivers head off for an overnight stay in England next weekend

More than 10m cars due to take to the roads as a third of all drivers head off for an overnight stay in England next weekend

Press releases   •   Jun 30, 2020 00:00 BST

This weekend could be the busiest on the roads this year so far as the lockdown is eased in England, RAC research suggests

UK summer ‘staycations’ favoured by drivers as further easing of lockdown restrictions mooted

UK summer ‘staycations’ favoured by drivers as further easing of lockdown restrictions mooted

Press releases   •   Jun 19, 2020 00:00 BST

Only one-in-three drivers expect to take the summer holiday they had planned before the coronavirus outbreak, new figures suggest

Coronavirus no barrier to getting cars MOT’d and serviced, say drivers
Majority shun the chance to drive to see family and friends despite new lockdown rules in England

Majority shun the chance to drive to see family and friends despite new lockdown rules in England

Press releases   •   Jun 05, 2020 10:05 BST

Few drivers are keen on using the car for reunion trips this weekend, research suggests

Fuel price rises on the horizon after further falls in May

Fuel price rises on the horizon after further falls in May

Press releases   •   Jun 04, 2020 00:00 BST

The price of unleaded petrol fell again in May but drivers should be braced for the start of price rises

Lockdown speeders: drivers exploit coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively

Lockdown speeders: drivers exploit coronavirus restrictions to speed excessively

Press releases   •   Jun 02, 2020 00:10 BST

New data analysed by the RAC throws a light on the behaviours of some drivers during the coronavirus lockdown

Quietest Spring bank holiday on the roads in at least seven years expected

Quietest Spring bank holiday on the roads in at least seven years expected

Press releases   •   May 22, 2020 00:00 BST

Research suggests the vast majority of drivers remain very cautious about heading further afield for recreation this weekend

Nearly half of drivers of drivers are planning a leisure trip this weekend – but most are staying local

Nearly half of drivers of drivers are planning a leisure trip this weekend – but most are staying local

Press releases   •   May 16, 2020 08:29 BST

Research suggest most drivers are planning to stay local this weekend

RAC data confirms car use is rising despite the lockdown

RAC data confirms car use is rising despite the lockdown

Press releases   •   May 08, 2020 00:01 BST

Figures show a steady increase breakdowns and average miles driven per day since the lockdown, while more than a third of drivers say they are using their vehicles more for food shopping as well as trips to DIY stores

Cost of refuelling a car at lowest level in four years after oil price plummets

Cost of refuelling a car at lowest level in four years after oil price plummets

Press releases   •   May 06, 2020 09:27 BST

The average cost of filling up a car with unleaded petrol has dropped to its lowest level since May 2016, as a result of the historic oil price falls caused by the coronavirus outbreak, data from RAC Fuel Watch shows

Pothole-related breakdowns jump in first three months of 2020

Pothole-related breakdowns jump in first three months of 2020

Press releases   •   May 01, 2020 00:01 BST

RAC patrols rescued more motorists whose vehicles may have fallen victim to potholes in the first three months of 2020 than during the same period last year.

Lockdown speeders: more drivers seen breaking the limit

Lockdown speeders: more drivers seen breaking the limit

Press releases   •   Apr 24, 2020 09:33 BST

44% of people claim to have seen more drivers speeding, while 30mph-limits are the most commonly abused by pandemic speeders

Third of drivers say having access to a car is more important during the coronavirus pandemic

Third of drivers say having access to a car is more important during the coronavirus pandemic

Press releases   •   Apr 17, 2020 00:01 BST

New research shines a light on how drivers' are using their cars during the current lockdown

Low oil price leads to sharpest drop in petrol and diesel prices in 12 years