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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.

IAM RoadSmart, the RAC and partners urge drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking

IAM RoadSmart, the RAC and partners urge drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking

Press Releases   •   Sep 28, 2017 09:30 BST

The new group urges drivers to insist on Autonomous Emergency Braking for their next new car

Motorists lack awareness of emergency refuge areas on smart motorways

Motorists lack awareness of emergency refuge areas on smart motorways

Press Releases   •   May 22, 2017 00:01 BST

Half of motorists are not familiar with emergency refuge areas on smart motorways, new figures from the RAC suggest

Snap, chat, text, tweet – anything goes at the wheel as motorists relax attitudes

Snap, chat, text, tweet – anything goes at the wheel as motorists relax attitudes

Press Releases   •   Sep 15, 2016 00:01 BST

One in five think it is acceptable to check social media while sat in stationary traffic

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

Eight million motorists rarely take to the motorway

Eight million motorists rarely take to the motorway

Press Releases   •   Jan 30, 2016 00:01 GMT

​Over eight million of Britain’s 38m drivers hardly ever venture on to the motorway while 380,000 say they never do, research carried out by the RAC has found

RAC announces new road safety partnership with The Scout Association

RAC announces new road safety partnership with The Scout Association

Press Releases   •   Oct 26, 2015 00:01 GMT

​The RAC’s road safety charity and The Scout Association has announced a three year partnership to promote road safety to over half a million Beaver Scouts, Cub Scouts, Scouts and Explorer Scouts across the UK.

Making UK roads safer - RAC supports fast-tracking of sleep disorder treatment

Making UK roads safer - RAC supports fast-tracking of sleep disorder treatment

Press Releases   •   Mar 03, 2015 00:01 GMT

​A campaign has been launched that aims to reduce the number of deaths and serious injuries on UK roads by calling for fast-tracked medical treatment for vocational drivers who have the condition obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS).