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Gadget-mad Brits now taking £20bn electronic devices on holiday with them

Gadget-mad Brits now taking £20bn electronic devices on holiday with them

Press Releases   •   Jun 20, 2016 00:01 BST

Research from RAC Travel Insurance reveals that British holidaymakers take an average of 3.2 gadgets away with them, totalling 121.4m throughout the year

Potholes and congestion top Brit bosses’ business bugbears

Potholes and congestion top Brit bosses’ business bugbears

Press Releases   •   Jun 16, 2016 00:01 BST

Damage to vehicles due to potholes and sitting in congested traffic are the top business bugbears for companies that run fleets, according to new research by RAC Business*.

Motorists want more severe penalties for illegal mobile phone use

Motorists want more severe penalties for illegal mobile phone use

Press Releases   •   Jun 13, 2016 00:01 BST

New research finds half of motorists believe the current penalties of a fine and points for illegal mobile phone use should be more severe

UK's ‘superficial society’ of motorists only ever clean outside of their car

UK's ‘superficial society’ of motorists only ever clean outside of their car

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2016 00:01 BST

​Research from RAC Cars reveals three-quarters of Brits would rather go the extra mile to make the outside of their motor gleam

Business need for greater awareness of sleep disorders at work

Business need for greater awareness of sleep disorders at work

Press Releases   •   Jun 06, 2016 16:23 BST

​Findings from new research into a sleeping disorder reveals eight out of 10 businesses that run fleets would benefit from greater awareness of the condition

May sees price of petrol and diesel increase for third month in a row

May sees price of petrol and diesel increase for third month in a row

Press Releases   •   Jun 04, 2016 00:01 BST

RAC Fuel Watch data shows the price of fuel has risen for the third straight month

Tea firm’s fleet less thirsty after installing RAC Telematics

Tea firm’s fleet less thirsty after installing RAC Telematics

Press Releases   •   May 27, 2016 11:46 BST

A family-run tea merchant is set to install RAC Telematics across its entire delivery fleet following a successful trial which identified a range of businesses benefits, including 10 per cent off its fuel bill.

Small businesses lose £3.5k a year on preventable breakdowns

Small businesses lose £3.5k a year on preventable breakdowns

Press Releases   •   May 26, 2016 00:01 BST

Small businesses in the UK say they have to deal with vehicles being out of action for almost three working weeks (14 days) on average each year, due to preventable breakdowns. New research by RAC Business has discovered this equates to an average income loss of £248 per day for each working day lost, or £3,472 across the year.

RAC expects busiest late spring bank holiday on the roads in three years

RAC expects busiest late spring bank holiday on the roads in three years

Press Releases   •   May 25, 2016 10:00 BST

More than 15 million cars will be on the country’s major roads for the coming bank holiday getaway, RAC Traffic Watch data predicts

2015 sees further fall in numbers of dedicated roads policing officers
RAC Passport dealer check launch for commercial vehicles

RAC Passport dealer check launch for commercial vehicles

Press Releases   •   May 16, 2016 14:29 BST

Commercial vehicles up to 3.5 tonne can now be checked with the new RAC Car Passport for Dealers. The provenance check was introduced for cars in March and has since been adopted by more than 300 dealers.

RAC Telematics driver app now in Microsoft App Store

RAC Telematics driver app now in Microsoft App Store

Press Releases   •   May 13, 2016 11:01 BST

The RAC has launched a new smartphone app to bolster its award-winning* telematics, which is now available in the Microsoft App Store following its launch for iPhone in April. The new app brings driver behaviour data, journey history, vehicle health information and engine fault alerts together in one place to support business drivers.

Criminals, your numbers are up: number plate thefts down

Criminals, your numbers are up: number plate thefts down

Press Releases   •   May 09, 2016 00:01 BST

The total number of reported thefts of vehicle number plates in England and Wales fell between 2010 and 2014, new data seen by the RAC shows.

Price of petrol increases for second month in a row adding £1.45 to a fill-up

Price of petrol increases for second month in a row adding £1.45 to a fill-up

Press Releases   •   May 05, 2016 00:01 BST

Oil rises by $9 a barrel in April making for a 25% increase and price of diesel goes up by 2p a litre

RAC Business strengthens telematics team in Northern Ireland

RAC Business strengthens telematics team in Northern Ireland

Press Releases   •   May 04, 2016 10:18 BST

RAC Business has appointed Phil Barnes as strategic sales and development manager, a newly created role by the business to support the continued growth of RAC’s telematics offer.

Arval calls on RAC to provide enhanced support to accident management customers

Arval calls on RAC to provide enhanced support to accident management customers

Press Releases   •   Apr 28, 2016 10:00 BST

Arval, the leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, has insourced much of its Accident Management product in order to maintain greater control over interactions with customers and leverage in-house technical expertise. At the same time, Arval has moved to RAC to provide the outsourced elements of the product, utilising their systems and expertise.

RAC warns of bank holiday traffic as motorists make up for Easter coming early

RAC warns of bank holiday traffic as motorists make up for Easter coming early

Press Releases   •   Apr 27, 2016 00:01 BST

​The RAC is warning motorists planning on taking to the roads for the May Day Bank Holiday weekend to expect a frantic Friday followed by a supercharged Saturday and Sunday of traffic.

Illegal handheld mobile phone use at the wheel still rife

Illegal handheld mobile phone use at the wheel still rife

Press Releases   •   Apr 25, 2016 00:01 BST

Thirteen years after the introduction of the a law forbidding use of a handheld phone at the wheel, new RAC research shows the behaviour is far from being stamped out.

RAC launches new telematics driver app for smartphones

RAC launches new telematics driver app for smartphones

Press Releases   •   Apr 14, 2016 00:01 BST

The RAC has launched a new smartphone app to bolster its award-winning* telematics product by bringing driver behaviour data, journey history, vehicle health information and engine fault alerts together in one place to support business drivers. The RAC is the first major UK breakdown service to develop and launch a telematics driver app.

Motorists support residents’ parking schemes, despite realising they just shift the problem elsewhere

Motorists support residents’ parking schemes, despite realising they just shift the problem elsewhere

Press Releases   •   Apr 13, 2016 00:01 BST

Residents’ parking schemes are creating a ‘parking paradox’ with nearly half of all motorists (48%) being in favour of them while six in 10 (61%) believe they just shift the problem to another area.

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