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RAC comments on decision to stick with first MOT at three years

RAC comments on decision to stick with first MOT at three years

News   •   Jan 18, 2018 13:19 GMT

The Government has decided that the first MoT test on cars and motorcycles won't be extended to four years due to safety concerns

Call for drivers to ‘slow down, make space and move on’ when passing breakdowns

Call for drivers to ‘slow down, make space and move on’ when passing breakdowns

Press Releases   •   Nov 29, 2017 10:38 GMT

Following a horrific accident the RAC has launched a campaign to encourage drivers to slow down and give more space when passing broken-down vehicles on the hard shoulder and where people and breakdowns operators are at the roadside.

RAC comments on launch of the Road Crash Index

RAC comments on launch of the Road Crash Index

News   •   Nov 21, 2017 10:41 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on the launch of the Index

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

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 comments on Brake/TRL stopping distances study

RAC comments on Brake/TRL stopping distances study

News   •   Jul 25, 2017 00:01 BST

The RAC's Rod Dennis responds to the study out today

RAC comments on Highways England trial of a bright orange emergency refuge area for smart motorways

RAC comments on Highways England trial of a bright orange emergency refuge area for smart motorways

News   •   Jul 14, 2017 12:54 BST

The RAC welcomes the trial of a new bright orange SOS-signed emergency refuge area in a development to improve awareness and understanding of what to do if you breakdown or have an accident on a smart motorway

Motorists lack awareness of emergency refuge areas on smart motorways

Motorists lack awareness of emergency refuge areas on smart motorways

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2017 00:01 BST

Half of motorists are not familiar with emergency refuge areas on smart motorways, new figures from the RAC suggest

RAC comment on call to lower drink drive limit to cut accidents

RAC comment on call to lower drink drive limit to cut accidents

News   •   Mar 04, 2017 00:15 GMT

​ RAC comments on the LGA call for lower drink drive limit of 50mg highlighting the 11% increase in serious accidents between 2014 and 2015

RAC reacts to 'truly shocking' new road casualty statistics

RAC reacts to 'truly shocking' new road casualty statistics

News   •   Feb 02, 2017 12:22 GMT

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on new figures released today indicating a sharp rise in the number of young people killed or seriously injured on our roads

RAC comments on drink-drive road casualty estimates for 2015

RAC comments on drink-drive road casualty estimates for 2015

News   •   Feb 02, 2017 10:39 GMT

Government estimates for drink-drive KSI road casualties in 2015 show statistically significant rise on 2014 figures

RAC reacts to National Police Chiefs' Council "community spotters" scheme to target mobile phone use at the wheel

RAC reacts to National Police Chiefs' Council "community spotters" scheme to target mobile phone use at the wheel

News   •   Nov 15, 2016 10:36 GMT

While using "community spotters" to tackle repeat offenders is an unusual initiative, desperate times call for desperate measures

RAC reacts to immediate points and fine proposals for drivers caught using a handheld phone

RAC reacts to immediate points and fine proposals for drivers caught using a handheld phone

News   •   Nov 08, 2016 11:06 GMT

The RAC's road safety spokesman comments on the Government's response to the consultation on tougher penalties for those caught using a handheld phone while driving

RAC reacts to figures that show 10,000 drivers have been caught twice for being distracted at the wheel

RAC reacts to figures that show 10,000 drivers have been caught twice for being distracted at the wheel

News   •   Nov 03, 2016 13:37 GMT

Shocking figures, including mobile phone use, reveal scale of the task to reverse relaxed attitudes of persistent offenders

RAC: "Concerted, sustained effort needed from government, police and motorists" to end phone use epidemic

RAC: "Concerted, sustained effort needed from government, police and motorists" to end phone use epidemic

News   •   Oct 31, 2016 16:58 GMT

The RAC's road safety spokesman reflects on today's sentencing of a driver caught using a handheld device while driving

RAC comments on sharp fall in penalty notices issued for motoring offences

RAC comments on sharp fall in penalty notices issued for motoring offences

News   •   Oct 27, 2016 11:42 BST

The RAC's Pete Williams comments on new data showing the number of fixed penalty notices issued for motorists has dropped sharply

RAC responds to drink-drive accident statistics

RAC responds to drink-drive accident statistics

News   •   Sep 30, 2016 13:01 BST

The RAC's Nick Lyes comments on new data that shows an increase in the number of accidents caused by drink drivers in 2015

RAC reacts to Government's response to MP's all lane running inquiry

RAC reacts to Government's response to MP's all lane running inquiry

News   •   Sep 29, 2016 00:01 BST

The RAC's chief engineer comments on the Government's response to the inquiry by the Transport Committee

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