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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.

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.

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 launches ‘click and fit’ tyre service

RAC launches ‘click and fit’ tyre service

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2017 09:00 BST

The RAC launches its new tyre service

Police data reveals 30% increase in stolen vehicles in three years

Police data reveals 30% increase in stolen vehicles in three years

Press Releases   •   Sep 27, 2017 00:01 BST

New data seen by the RAC highlights a significant rise in vehicle thefts in England and Wales

​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

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

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

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.

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 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
Nearly a million more leisure trips by road this coming August Bank Holiday Monday

Nearly a million more leisure trips by road this coming August Bank Holiday Monday

Press Releases   •   Aug 21, 2017 16:12 BST

A survey of drivers' travel plans suggests a peak of five million leisure trips this coming Monday

July brings first fuel price rises since April

July brings first fuel price rises since April

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2017 00:01 BST

RAC Fuel Watch data for July shows fuel prices increased for the first time since April. Petrol and diesel both went up by nearly 1p a litre. Litre of unleaded still 5p lower than 2017 high of 120.45p. Diesel more than 6p a litre cheaper than 2017 peak of 122.35p

RAC data shows road quality has worsened despite mild weather

RAC data shows road quality has worsened despite mild weather

Press Releases   •   Aug 01, 2017 00:01 BST

RAC patrols dealt with more pothole pothole-related call-outs in Q2 2017 than in the same period in 2016, attending 3,565 motorists whose vehicles had suffered broken suspension springs, damaged shock absorbers or distorted wheels. Condition of UK roads still vulnerable to extreme weather

DVLA data shows rise in young provisional licence holders but drop in 17 to 24-year-old qualified drivers

DVLA data shows rise in young provisional licence holders but drop in 17 to 24-year-old qualified drivers

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2017 00:01 BST

The number of young people with provisional licences has increased between 2014 and 2016