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Tag : RAC

Lower motorway speed limits in wet weather could save lives, say drivers

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UK motorway speed limits should be cut to as low as 50mph in wet weather to help save lives, according to drivers.

RAC’s at-a-glance guide to potential holiday traffic jams this week

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The RAC has published its at-a-glance guide to travel this weekend as it warns of particularly heavy traffic for today and Friday.

RAC and British Gas tie up on EV chargers and specialist tariffs

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The RAC and British Gas have teamed up to offer electric vehicle drivers a home EV charger installation service alongside a specialist electricity tariff.

Warning of ‘unprecedented’ summer traffic for UK’s roads

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‘Unprecedented’ levels of traffic are forecast for the UK’s roads this summer as millions plan staycations, bringing the prospect of lengthy bumper-to-bumper queues on major routes.

Shocking levels of speeding during first lockdown revealed in new stats

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

More than 50% of cars and vans exceeded the speed limit in towns and on motorways in 2020, as drivers took advantage of the emptier roads … Read More »

Petrol price now at highest level in nearly eight years

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Petrol is now at its highest price in nearly eight years after yet another month of increases.

RAC joins forces with Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions for EV leasing service

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The RAC has launched a new consumer leasing service to make the switch to electric vehicles more affordable.

RAC calls for fairer fuel prices after seventh monthly rise

2 months ago / 0 comments

Fuel prices increased for the seventh consecutive month in May 2021, according to the RAC Fuel Watch, returning to levels last seen before the first lockdown.

Petrol back to pre-pandemic prices and more increases on the cards

3 months ago / 0 comments

The price of petrol is now at its highest price since January 2020 following six months of rises, and further increases are looking likely.

Fuel prices up for fifth month running

4 months ago / 0 comments

Petrol and diesel prices rose for the fifth month running at UK forecourts in March, while the outlook for April is mixed.

Fuel price hikes ‘now firmly on the horizon’, warns RAC

6 months ago / 1 comments

UK drivers are being warned to brace themselves for further potentially dramatic pump price increases on the back of rising oil prices.

UfoDrive signs up RAC to support growing electric rental fleet

6 months ago / 0 comments

100% electric car rental firm UfoDrive has signed up the RAC as its breakdown recovery partner for its growing fleet.

September halts fuel price rises but diesel still overpriced

10 months ago / 0 comments

September brought an end to three months of rising fuel prices, but diesel drivers are still paying significantly more than they should be.

RAC to provide fleet customer service centre solution for Renault and Dacia

11 months ago / 0 comments

Groupe Renault has signed up the RAC to provide a comprehensive customer service centre solution to all its brands in the UK.

Fuel prices up for third month running but short-term outlook ‘not ominous’

11 months ago / 0 comments

Average fuel prices in the UK rose for the third consecutive month in August, but the increase was slight and prices aren’t expected to rocket back … Read More »

Fears new council powers could see drivers used as cash cows

12 months ago / 0 comments

New council powers could see drivers faced with bills collectively costing millions of pounds for moving traffic offences such as stopping on yellow boxes.

Pump prices rise again but possible respite on way

1 year ago / 0 comments

Petrol and diesel pump prices shot up again in July as oil prices continued to recover, but drivers could see a fall in the coming weeks.

Fuel prices set to rise despite recent reductions

1 year ago / 0 comments

Fleets should be braced for the start of fuel price rises, new RAC Fuel Watch data suggests, despite the lowest price per litre of petrol for … Read More »

RAC to demo latest recovery innovations at WLTP Challenge

2 years ago / 0 comments

The countdown continues until the first-ever Fleet World WLTP Challenge economy driving event gets underway – with RAC lending its support in providing the latest roadside … Read More »

Fears for petrol prices prove unfounded

2 years ago / 0 comments

The price of a litre of petrol actually fell in September, despite fears that the refinery fires in Saudi Arabia would lead to higher pump prices.

Fears for petrol prices prove unfounded

2 years ago / 0 comments

The price of a litre of petrol actually fell in September, despite fears that the refinery fires in Saudi Arabia would lead to higher pump prices.

Fuel retailers failing to pass on big drop in wholesale costs, says RAC

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fuel retailers have failed to fully pass on big savings in the wholesale price of unleaded to drivers, with just a small fall in the average … Read More »

Sunnier weather could bring record-level delays for bank holiday traffic

2 years ago / 0 comments

Record-level delays could be on the cards for major routes in the UK this bank holiday weekend as improving weather sees more drivers take to the … Read More »

Asda sparks fuel price war with second cut in a week

2 years ago / 0 comments

Asda has cut fuel prices for the second time in a week, leading to calls for the other supermarkets to follow suit.

70% of drivers say headlight glare poses accident risk, finds RAC

2 years ago / 0 comments

Drivers are calling for government action on headlight glare with the majority believing some lights could pose an accident risk.

Big drop in numbers caught driving without car insurance

2 years ago / 0 comments

Fewer people were caught driving without insurance in 2018 than any other year since 2012, new data seen by RAC Insurance reveals.

Bank holiday traffic to hit six-year high

2 years ago / 0 comments

Around 22 million leisure trips are expected to be made this weekend – up some eight million on last year and marking the highest total for … Read More »

Supermarkets playing less fair with fuel prices

2 years ago / 0 comments

The UK’s four big supermarkets have raised the price of petrol almost every day for three months – including on days when other retailers managed to … Read More »

Vehicle breakdowns hitting SME productivity

2 years ago / 0 comments

Small businesses are risking hours of lost productivity by failing to protect against unexpected breakdowns.

Car and van traffic hit all-time high

2 years ago / 0 comments

New Department for Transport Road Traffic Estimates show road traffic in Great Britain rose last year with car and van traffic both hitting all-time highs.