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Harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’

Harsh winter weather leads to one of the worst quarters for RAC ‘pothole breakdowns’

Press Releases   •   Apr 18, 2018 00:01 BST

The RAC saw a doubling in the proportion of pothole-related breakdowns between the last quarter of 2017 and the first quarter of 2018

Average petrol and diesel prices stay the same in March

Average petrol and diesel prices stay the same in March

Press Releases   •   Apr 06, 2018 00:00 BST

Retailers absorb increased wholesale costs to the benefit of motorists. April may bring lower pump prices with possibility of oil price reduction

City drivers issued with more than one million penalty notices each year for driving in bus lanes

City drivers issued with more than one million penalty notices each year for driving in bus lanes

Press Releases   •   Apr 04, 2018 11:56 BST

Drivers in the UK’s 20 largest cities are receiving more than one million (1,128,259) penalty charge notices (PCNs) for driving in bus lanes every year, with some 3.4m (3,437,348) issued by councils between 2015 and 2017, new data seen by the RAC reveals.

Arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car

Arrival of the Easter break to spark almost 19m leisure trips by car

Press Releases   •   Mar 27, 2018 09:00 BST

A study of drivers' travel plans for Easter indicates a million more confirmed leisure trips this year compared to 2017

Motorists claim to being regularly left dazzled by modern vehicle headlights

Motorists claim to being regularly left dazzled by modern vehicle headlights

Press Releases   •   Mar 24, 2018 00:01 GMT

Drivers are complaining that some modern day headlights are too bright

RAC fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague

RAC fears extreme cold snap will lead to a Spring pothole plague

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 23:59 GMT

To mark National Pothole Day the RAC publishes an online ‘Guide to the Great British Pothole and Other Road Surface Defects'

February brings relief for drivers at the pumps with 2p a litre drop

February brings relief for drivers at the pumps with 2p a litre drop

Press Releases   •   Mar 07, 2018 00:01 GMT

RAC Fuel Watch - falling price of Brent crude oil sparks forecourt price savings

Diesel cars are being stricken by expensive cold weather fuel ‘waxing’ problem

Diesel cars are being stricken by expensive cold weather fuel ‘waxing’ problem

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2018 00:01 GMT

RAC breakdown data reveals the cold has exposed a problem for some drivers of diesel vehicles

A fifth of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel

A fifth of firms say drivers in accidents due to using handheld phones at the wheel

Press Releases   •   Mar 01, 2018 00:01 GMT

One in five (19%) UK firms say their employees have been involved in an accident while driving for work due to using a handheld phone at the wheel, according to new research*. RAC Business has revealed the findings from its survey of 1,000 UK businesses, carried out across all fleet sizes and sectors, to highlight current attitudes to handheld mobile phone use and driving for work.

Drivers neglect of basic car checks increases  chances of a freezing winter breakdown

Drivers neglect of basic car checks increases chances of a freezing winter breakdown

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2018 00:01 GMT

As colder weather grips the UK, new research from the RAC suggests drivers aren't doing some basic checks as often as they should - increasing the chance of a breakdown

RAC calls on supermarkets to cut another 2p a litre off fuel as wholesale price of fuel continues to tumble

RAC calls on supermarkets to cut another 2p a litre off fuel as wholesale price of fuel continues to tumble

Press Releases   •   Feb 15, 2018 09:52 GMT

The RAC is making a fresh plea to Britain’s big four supermarkets to cut at least another 2p a litre off petrol and diesel following further reductions in the wholesale cost of fuel.

Eighty per cent of drivers don’t think Britain is prepared to deal with snow

Eighty per cent of drivers don’t think Britain is prepared to deal with snow

Press Releases   •   Feb 11, 2018 00:01 GMT

With more snow in the forecast, a new poll suggests drivers don't think the country is well prepared when the white stuff starts to fall

RAC calls on supermarket fuel retailers to slash 3p a litre off petrol and diesel

RAC calls on supermarket fuel retailers to slash 3p a litre off petrol and diesel

Press Releases   •   Feb 08, 2018 11:14 GMT

The call comes after a sharp drop in the price of oil

Motorists overwhelmingly back private parking industry code of practice bill

Motorists overwhelmingly back private parking industry code of practice bill

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 00:01 GMT

​An overwhelming majority of motorists are supportive of the private member’s bill to introduce better regulation of private parking companies which gets its second reading in the House of Commons on Friday.

January sees fuel prices rise for third month in row

January sees fuel prices rise for third month in row

Press Releases   •   Jan 31, 2018 00:00 GMT

The average price of petrol and diesel rose January 2018 for the third consecutive month. Petrol has gone up 4p a litre since October 2017. Retailers could ease motorists’ misery with slight pump reductions

Quality of UK roads hangs in the balance as pothole-related breakdowns continue to rise

Quality of UK roads hangs in the balance as pothole-related breakdowns continue to rise

Press Releases   •   Jan 26, 2018 00:01 GMT

RAC patrols attended 11% more breakdowns that could be attributed to potholes in the last quarter of 2017 than in the same period in 2016, according to new data used to compile the RAC’s Pothole Index.

Car buyers not in control of finance as dealers drive the process

Car buyers not in control of finance as dealers drive the process

Press Releases   •   Jan 17, 2018 00:01 GMT

As the RAC launches its new Flexiloan motor loans product, new research of buyers suggests car dealers have a firm grip on car finance

RAC warns of pump price misery as oil hits $70 a barrel for first time in more than three years

RAC warns of pump price misery as oil hits $70 a barrel for first time in more than three years

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 14:13 GMT

​The price of a barrel of oil has gone above $70 for the first time in more than three years, potentially spelling misery for motorists at the pump throughout 2018.

Nearly a quarter of a million cars broken into in 2016

Nearly a quarter of a million cars broken into in 2016

Press Releases   •   Jan 10, 2018 00:01 GMT

​Nearly a quarter of a million vehicles were broken into in 2016, with 26 police forces – more than half of all those in England, Scotland and Wales – seeing more thefts from cars than the previous year, according to data seen by ​RAC Insurance

More pump price rises take petrol to highest in three years

More pump price rises take petrol to highest in three years

Press Releases   •   Jan 04, 2018 00:01 GMT

​Motorists begin 2018 paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, RAC Fuel Watch data reveals

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