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RAC reacts to supermarket fuel price cut

RAC reacts to supermarket fuel price cut

News   •   Sep 22, 2017 11:05 BST

The RAC comments on today's fuel price cut announcements

​Nine million habitual illegal handheld phone drivers refuse to quit

​Nine million habitual illegal handheld phone drivers refuse to quit

Press Releases   •   Sep 21, 2017 00:01 BST

New research from the RAC's Report on Motoring shines a light on some UK drivers' continued addiction to using a handheld phone

RAC Academy salutes first graduates

RAC Academy salutes first graduates

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2017 08:00 BST

New patrols coming to the rescue after two year apprenticeship scheme

RAC comments on new road traffic estimates released today

RAC comments on new road traffic estimates released today

News   •   Sep 14, 2017 11:45 BST

The RAC reacts to new data published by the Department for Transport today

Motorists demand end to ‘self-policing’ by private parking industry

Motorists demand end to ‘self-policing’ by private parking industry

Press Releases   •   Sep 14, 2017 00:01 BST

Drivers and the RAC back a new MP's bill aimed at reforming the private parking industry

RAC issues advice to drivers with arrival of Storm Aileen

RAC issues advice to drivers with arrival of Storm Aileen

News   •   Sep 12, 2017 10:31 BST

The RAC issues advice to motorists as the first named storm of the autumn comes to northern England

Coalition calls on mobile industry to cut driver distraction caused by phones

Coalition calls on mobile industry to cut driver distraction caused by phones

Press Releases   •   Sep 11, 2017 10:03 BST

Brake, the RAC's Be Phone Smart campaign and a number of other organisations sign a letter calling on mobile phone OS companies to bring in a standard 'drive safe' mode

RAC reacts to proposals to change personal injury discount rate in England and Wales

RAC reacts to proposals to change personal injury discount rate in England and Wales

News   •   Sep 07, 2017 11:19 BST

The RAC's head of insurance responds to today's announcement

Average price of fuel goes up by more than 2p a litre in August

Average price of fuel goes up by more than 2p a litre in August

Press Releases   •   Sep 06, 2017 15:03 BST

RAC Fuel Watch report for August shows the price of petrol and diesel increased by more than 2p a litre for second consecutive month. The average price of petrol now stands at 117.51p and diesel at 118.37p. Tropical Storm Harvey responsible for last minute rise in the price of petrol.

RAC comment on the Scottish Government's low emission zones consultation

RAC comment on the Scottish Government's low emission zones consultation

News   •   Sep 06, 2017 14:54 BST

Proposals released today could ban all but Euro 6 diesel vehicles and Euro 4 petrol vehicles from Scotland's biggest cities by as early as next year

RAC comments on plans to fine parents for doing the the school drop-off

RAC comments on plans to fine parents for doing the the school drop-off

News   •   Sep 06, 2017 14:20 BST

As school children return to school this week hard-pressed parents are facing the prospect of no-drop zones and the potential of heavy fines for driving their kids to the school gate.

RAC comment on Scottish Government's target to phase out petrol and diesel vehicles
RAC comment on Government plans to charge utility companies for digging up roads

RAC comment on Government plans to charge utility companies for digging up roads

News   •   Sep 01, 2017 22:30 BST

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has announced plans to charge utility companies by the hour for digging up roads and give local authorities great powers to coordinate roadworks.

Unleaded price set to overtake diesel for the first time in over a year as US demand rockets

Unleaded price set to overtake diesel for the first time in over a year as US demand rockets

Press Releases   •   Sep 01, 2017 10:21 BST

US demand for petrol following Storm Harvey is pushing up wholesale prices of unleaded which will see unleaded increase by up to 4p at UK forecourts.

RAC comment on DfT attitude survey on transport and mobile phone use at the wheel

RAC comment on DfT attitude survey on transport and mobile phone use at the wheel

News   •   Aug 29, 2017 14:28 BST

The Department of Transport has published its British Social Attitudes Survey 2016: public attitudes to transport highlighting concerns about mobile phone use at the wheel.

RAC comments on reported increase in the number of compensation claims by victims of uninsured drivers

RAC comments on reported increase in the number of compensation claims by victims of uninsured drivers

News   •   Aug 29, 2017 10:11 BST

The Motor Insurer's Bureau has said that they have seen a 10% increase in the number of claims it is dealing with relating to injury claims arising from accidents with uninsured drivers

RAC comment on Government plans to trial lorry platooning

RAC comment on Government plans to trial lorry platooning

News   •   Aug 25, 2017 10:13 BST

The RAC stresses that the safety of motorists and other road users must be the overwhelming priority in the proposed trials of lorry platooning.

RAC excels in Which? customer service survey of top UK brands

RAC excels in Which? customer service survey of top UK brands

Press Releases   •   Aug 24, 2017 14:01 BST

The RAC came sixth in the Which? 2017 customer service survey of the UK's top 100 brands gaining five out of five stars in each of the three main categories and a score of 84%. The RAC came top of all breakdown organisations for the quality of its customer service.

RAC teams up with fuelGenie to offer exclusive deal on RAC Business Breakdown cover

RAC teams up with fuelGenie to offer exclusive deal on RAC Business Breakdown cover

Press Releases   •   Aug 23, 2017 11:30 BST

​Supermarket fuel card provider fuelGenie has teamed up with RAC Business, to offer UK firms who are new to the RAC exclusive 15% discount rates on their breakdown cover.

RAC warns drivers about wider roll-out of French pollution control scheme