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RAC calls for young drivers to be exempt from paying IPT

RAC calls for young drivers to be exempt from paying IPT

Press Releases   •   Sep 07, 2016 10:00 BST

​The RAC is calling on the Government to make young driver telematics ‘black box’ car insurance policies exempt from Insurance Premium Tax.

Fuel prices edge up in August despite early supermarket cut

Fuel prices edge up in August despite early supermarket cut

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2016 00:01 BST

Petrol climbs slightly; diesel ends month close to a 2016 high

Driver distraction tops connected car concerns

Driver distraction tops connected car concerns

Press Releases   •   Aug 25, 2016 10:44 BST

More than half of businesses say they are concerned about their company drivers being distracted by in-car technology with the introduction of connected cars to their fleet, according to new research by RAC Business*.

Bumper bank holiday in store as twice the holiday traffic expected on the roads compared to last year
Revealed: 10 bizarre ways to destroy an electronic gadget on holiday

Revealed: 10 bizarre ways to destroy an electronic gadget on holiday

Press Releases   •   Aug 20, 2016 00:01 BST

According to an RAC Travel Insurance study, the way many devices get broken or lost on holidays is downright bizarre

Telematics take-up almost doubles in less than a year, says report

Telematics take-up almost doubles in less than a year, says report

Press Releases   •   Aug 16, 2016 00:01 BST

The number of UK businesses which are using telematics vehicle tracking technology in 2016 has almost doubled since last year, according to the findings of a new report released today by RAC Telematics*.

Europe’s roads are paved with gold in the eyes of British motorists

Europe’s roads are paved with gold in the eyes of British motorists

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2016 00:01 BST

Almost a fifth of motorists surveyed by RAC European Breakdown said they chose to drive to the continent simply because of the better quality roads

The sky-high cost of picking up and dropping off at UK airports revealed

The sky-high cost of picking up and dropping off at UK airports revealed

Press Releases   •   Aug 11, 2016 00:01 BST

​The RAC is warning anyone dropping off or picking up friends or relatives from a UK airport this summer not to get stung by parking charges

RAC launches new services to help motorists manage MOT and service costs

RAC launches new services to help motorists manage MOT and service costs

Press Releases   •   Aug 10, 2016 09:00 BST

​The RAC has launched two new services to help motorists manage some of the biggest costs of motoring – servicing, MOT and repairs – more easily than ever.

“Pass me a falafel mate” - Is it the end of the road for the truck stop fry up?

“Pass me a falafel mate” - Is it the end of the road for the truck stop fry up?

Press Releases   •   Aug 08, 2016 00:01 BST

The words ‘low fat’ or ‘sugar free’ might not appear on most truck stop menu boards, but in fact that is just what four in 10 businesses say their HGV drivers tell them they want, according to research by RAC Truck Rescue*.

More than 10% of Brits admit to driving on wrong side of the road in Europe

More than 10% of Brits admit to driving on wrong side of the road in Europe

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2016 00:01 BST

13% of motorists surveyed for RAC European Breakdown have had the frightening experience of driving on the wrong side of the road

July brings an end to four months of rising fuel prices

July brings an end to four months of rising fuel prices

Press Releases   •   Aug 03, 2016 00:01 BST

The average cost of fuel on Britain’s forecourts has started to fall again after four months of rises, data from the RAC’s July Fuel Watch report shows

Study shows pothole-related breakdowns double in 10 years

Study shows pothole-related breakdowns double in 10 years

Press Releases   •   Jul 30, 2016 00:01 BST

Data of the RAC’s pothole-related call-outs provides strong evidence that the quality of Britain’s roads has deteriorated

RAC Rally of the Tests  to use oldest motor sport venue in the world

RAC Rally of the Tests to use oldest motor sport venue in the world

Press Releases   •   Jul 29, 2016 00:01 BST

The RAC Rally of the Tests will visit the oldest active motor sport venue in the world, the Shelsley Walsh Hill Climb

RAC issues plea for immediate pump price cuts

RAC issues plea for immediate pump price cuts

Press Releases   •   Jul 28, 2016 00:01 BST

Clear scope for 3p per litre cut off both unleaded and diesel prices, RAC Fuel Watch data shows

RAC vehicle check service extended to cover more vehicle categories

RAC vehicle check service extended to cover more vehicle categories

Press Releases   •   Jul 26, 2016 00:01 BST

Motorcycles, motorhomes and light commercial vehicles all now covered by the RAC's vehicle check service

DVLA annual accounts show a £93m loss in revenue  following the abolition of the paper tax disc

DVLA annual accounts show a £93m loss in revenue following the abolition of the paper tax disc

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2016 13:08 BST

RAC fears evasion has played a part in increased loss of revenue from vehicle excise duty shown in DVLA's annual report and accounts published on 19 July 2016

Lower petrol prices fuel business expansion

Lower petrol prices fuel business expansion

Press Releases   •   Jul 20, 2016 00:01 BST

UK businesses have saved on average 11% on their fuel bills in the last year, according to new research by RAC Business*. Company owners have capitalised on the 10p drop at the pump since last June by investing in new vehicles and increasing the number of journeys driven by employees.

RAC predicts ‘traffic overdrive’ as schools break up for summer

RAC predicts ‘traffic overdrive’ as schools break up for summer

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2016 12:38 BST

An RAC Traffic Watch study has found 14.4m car trips are expected on the UK's major roads from Thursday to Sunday. Black Friday to be worse than 2015 with 3.3m leisure journeys

​Motorists in Glasgow most likely to buy a used car ‘blind’

​Motorists in Glasgow most likely to buy a used car ‘blind’

Press Releases   •   Jul 16, 2016 00:01 BST

​Motorists in Glasgow are most likely to buy a used car ‘blind’ without checking its history before parting with their cash, according to new data from the RAC’s Car Passport vehicle check service.