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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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Motorists sceptical driverless cars will be commonplace in 20 years’ time

Motorists sceptical driverless cars will be commonplace in 20 years’ time

Press Releases   •   Jul 07, 2017 00:01 BST

​Motorists have doubts about whether driverless car technology is likely to become commonplace in 20 years’ time, new research suggests

RAC presses retailers to cut fuel prices as oil price slumps

RAC presses retailers to cut fuel prices as oil price slumps

Press Releases   •   Jun 08, 2017 11:34 BST

​The RAC is calling on retailers to cut the price of fuel after a sudden drop in the price of oil has brought wholesale costs down

Buyers of new low emission cars to be unreasonably hit by April’s tax rise

Buyers of new low emission cars to be unreasonably hit by April’s tax rise

Press Releases   •   Mar 19, 2017 00:01 GMT

The vast majority of drivers buying new cars from 1 April will end up paying significantly more in car tax than they would do if they had bought the same vehicle just a day earlier, new figures from the RAC show.

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

October sees biggest petrol price rise at UK forecourts in three and a half years

Press Releases   •   Nov 03, 2016 00:01 GMT

The price of petrol rose more in October than at any time since February 2013, with diesel rising at the fastest rate since May 2008, data from the RAC’s latest Fuel Watch report shows.

Half of motorists planning an early half-term getaway this year

Half of motorists planning an early half-term getaway this year

Press Releases   •   Oct 21, 2016 11:00 BST

New data from RAC Traffic Watch indicates more than 15m leisure journeys by car will be made between today and Monday

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 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

Motorists hit by fourth straight month of fuel price rises

Motorists hit by fourth straight month of fuel price rises

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2016 00:01 BST

The average prices of petrol and diesel have increased for the fourth month running, according to RAC Fuel Watch data for June

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.

February sees price of petrol fall for eighth straight month

February sees price of petrol fall for eighth straight month

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2016 13:06 GMT

​The average price of petrol fell slightly in February, marking eight consecutive months of falls, RAC Fuel Watch data reveals