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RAC comments on Islington Council's plans to charge drivers who park diesel vehicles

RAC comments on Islington Council's plans to charge drivers who park diesel vehicles

News   •   Nov 17, 2017 14:46 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes reacts to the latest move by Islington Council to discourage diesel vehicle use

RAC reacts to rise in number of untaxed vehicles on UK roads - plus loss in tax revenue

RAC reacts to rise in number of untaxed vehicles on UK roads - plus loss in tax revenue

News   •   Nov 16, 2017 11:13 GMT

The RAC's Nicholas Lyes reacts to new government data out today that shows the Treasury is missing out on tax revenue of up to £107m a year due to a rise in untaxed vehicles

Drivers lack official source of vital emissions standards information

Drivers lack official source of vital emissions standards information

Press Releases   •   Nov 10, 2017 00:01 GMT

Millions of drivers have no easy way of finding out if they will be impacted by future efforts to tackle poor air quality in towns and cities, the RAC has found

RAC comments on the Government's plan to target new diesel car sales

RAC comments on the Government's plan to target new diesel car sales

News   •   Nov 09, 2017 23:12 GMT

The Government is proposing a tax or surcharge on sales of new diesel vehicles

Petrol price falls in October but price rises look imminent

Petrol price falls in October but price rises look imminent

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2017 00:01 GMT

New RAC Fuel Watch data points to rising prices at the forecourt

Motorists complain of worsening traffic on UK’s major roads

Motorists complain of worsening traffic on UK’s major roads

Press Releases   •   Nov 01, 2017 00:01 GMT

Six in 10 drivers say motorways are more congested than 12 months ago

RAC comments on the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

RAC comments on the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

News   •   Oct 24, 2017 12:20 BST

The RAC comments following publication and the 2nd reading of the Automated and Electric Vehicles Bill

RAC comment on the introduction of the London T-Charge

RAC comment on the introduction of the London T-Charge

News   •   Oct 23, 2017 10:18 BST

The T-charge has been swiftly implemented in London and will affect drivers of all Pre-Euro 4 vehicles

RAC comments on plans to increase the speed limit through motorway roadworks

RAC comments on plans to increase the speed limit through motorway roadworks

News   •   Oct 21, 2017 18:22 BST

Highways England have revealed that the speed limit will be raised to 60mph where safe on motorway roadworks to improve traffic flow

Drop-off and pick-up charges at UK airports continue to soar

Drop-off and pick-up charges at UK airports continue to soar

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2017 00:01 BST

New research from the RAC reveals the sky-high cost of short stay drop-off and pick-up parking at the UK's top 20 airports

RAC comments on Highways England's updated £15bn road improvement programme

RAC comments on Highways England's updated £15bn road improvement programme

News   •   Oct 19, 2017 17:26 BST

Highways England has today announced a re-prioritisation of its £15bn road improvement programme

​RAC comments on new report about disruption on motorways and A roads

​RAC comments on new report about disruption on motorways and A roads

News   •   Oct 18, 2017 12:15 BST

RAC responds to Inrix report on congestion caused by disruption on motorways and A roads between September 2016 and August 2017.

RAC, Europ Assistance, Falck, and VHD announce the creation of ERA Automotive

RAC, Europ Assistance, Falck, and VHD announce the creation of ERA Automotive

Press Releases   •   Oct 10, 2017 09:16 BST

A new alliance created to enhance global coverage, unrivalled levels of technical expertise and customer experience in road services, has been formed by bringing together the major European road services assistance providers - RAC, Europ Assistance, Falck and VHD.

Motorists call for a drop in the drink-drive limit as law turns 50

Motorists call for a drop in the drink-drive limit as law turns 50

Press Releases   •   Oct 08, 2017 00:01 BST

Six in 10 (59%) drivers support a reduction in the drink-drive limit in England and Wales.

RAC Patrol of the Year rises to the MPG challenge

RAC Patrol of the Year rises to the MPG challenge

Press Releases   •   Oct 06, 2017 12:30 BST

RAC Patrol Ambassador, Chris Burgess, says he is pleased with the results of his first MPG Marathon, as he succeeded in beating the official figures for his VW Transporter T6 - while it was fully loaded.

RAC welcomes petrol price cut just a day after calling for one

RAC welcomes petrol price cut just a day after calling for one

News   •   Oct 04, 2017 10:58 BST

The RAC's fuel spokesman comments on today's fuel price cut

Fuel prices rise for the third consecutive month but RAC expects a cut
RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

RAC Patrol of the Year joins MPG Marathon line-up

Press Releases   •   Oct 02, 2017 00:01 BST

RAC Patrol of the Year, Chris Burgess, will be joining the line-up of competitors for this year’s MPG Marathon, and says he’s looking forward to putting his new VW Transporter T6 through its paces.

Road deaths at highest level in five years: RAC reaction

Road deaths at highest level in five years: RAC reaction

News   •   Sep 28, 2017 11:06 BST

The RAC responds to new official figures released today

IAM RoadSmart, the RAC and partners urge drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking

IAM RoadSmart, the RAC and partners urge drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2017 09:30 BST

The new group urges drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking for their next new car