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Negative headlines about ‘dirty diesel’ pushing fleets to switch

Negative headlines about ‘dirty diesel’ pushing fleets to switch

Press Releases   •   Jan 02, 2018 15:00 GMT

A survey of 1,000 UK firms carried out by RAC Business found 62% of large businesses with between 250 and 499 staff are considering phasing out their diesel vehicles, compared to just 33% among small firms with less than 10 employees. And, nearly half (47%) of businesses of any size say they are thinking about moving away from diesel.

Don’t suffer a ‘traumatic Tuesday’ on the first day back at work with a bad case of the flat battery blues

Don’t suffer a ‘traumatic Tuesday’ on the first day back at work with a bad case of the flat battery blues

Press Releases   •   Dec 29, 2017 12:07 GMT

RAC warns motorists not to get caught out by a flat battery on first day back at work. ​More batteries fail on first working day of the new year than any other. Tuesday 2 January expected to be busiest RAC breakdown day of 2018

More than 11 million getaway trips by car before Christmas Day

More than 11 million getaway trips by car before Christmas Day

Press Releases   •   Dec 17, 2017 00:01 GMT

Friday 22 December has been dubbed ‘Frantic Friday’ – the day when the last of the year’s commuter traffic clashes with people desperately trying to get to see family and friends

Around five million motorists admit to driving when over the limit

Around five million motorists admit to driving when over the limit

Press Releases   •   Dec 14, 2017 09:15 GMT

New figures suggest millions of drivers are knowingly getting behind the wheel despite being over the limit

RAC warns petrol and diesel likely to rise by up to 3p a litre in run-up to Christmas

RAC warns petrol and diesel likely to rise by up to 3p a litre in run-up to Christmas

Press Releases   •   Dec 12, 2017 15:10 GMT

Fuel prices could be on the rise this side of Christmas

RAC issues warning to drivers as cold snap arrives

RAC issues warning to drivers as cold snap arrives

Press Releases   •   Dec 07, 2017 13:09 GMT

The RAC expects a sharp rise in predicted breakdowns this coming weekend, and provides advice to drivers

Petrol and diesel most expensive for three years as prices go up by 2p a litre in November

Petrol and diesel most expensive for three years as prices go up by 2p a litre in November

Press Releases   •   Dec 05, 2017 00:01 GMT

New figures from RAC Fuel Watch show fuel prices are rising across the UK

Drivers caught using a handheld phone falls by 11% after introduction of tougher penalties

Drivers caught using a handheld phone falls by 11% after introduction of tougher penalties

Press Releases   •   Dec 01, 2017 00:01 GMT

14,160 drivers were caught for the offence – which now carries a penalty of six points and a £200 fine – between March and May 2017, down from 15,861 who were stopped between December 2016 and February 2017

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.

Police data shows 10% rise in vehicle vandalism in three years

Police data shows 10% rise in vehicle vandalism in three years

Press Releases   •   Nov 25, 2017 00:01 GMT

Figures obtained by RAC Insurance indicate a rise in reports of vandalised vehicles between 2013 and 2016

Diesel duty hike in the Budget would not encourage drivers to switch their vehicles

Diesel duty hike in the Budget would not encourage drivers to switch their vehicles

Press Releases   •   Nov 20, 2017 00:01 GMT

The RAC has found that any increase to the amount of fuel duty paid on diesel at the pumps is unlikely to help reduce harmful nitrogen dioxide emissions

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

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

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, 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.

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.

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