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Tag : RAC

Asda sparks fuel price war with second cut in a week

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

Car and van traffic hit all-time high

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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.

Record traffic to bring busiest May Day bank holiday since 2016

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The RAC is predicting the coming weekend will be the busiest May Day bank holiday since 2016, with around 13 million leisure trips expected.

RAC future-proofs fleet in readiness for rapid growth in EVs

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The RAC is deploying 50 custom-built Isuzu D-Max 4x4s to its patrol fleets to bring an advanced recovery solution, in particular for the growing use of … Read More »

Smartphone video to help RAC fix more vehicles remotely

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The RAC is deploying smartphone video call technology to enable it to fix more vehicles without customers having to wait for a patrol.

RAC to rescue stranded electric cars using new EV Boost charger

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The RAC is rolling out a new lightweight EV charger that could be used to deliver a ‘top-up’ roadside charge for stranded electric vehicles.

Second wave of Easter getaway traffic gets underway

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A “significant” second wave of Easter getaway traffic is to take place over this week, with around 15 million leisure car journeys expected to be taken … Read More »

Groupe PSA contracts the RAC in new five-year deal

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The RAC has signed a new five-year deal to provide roadside assistance services to Groupe PSA, including Peugeot, Citroën, Opel/Vauxhall and DS.

DfT data shows increasing delays on major roads in England

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New government data shows drivers suffered an increase in delays on major A-roads and motorways in England in 2018.

RAC and Autofirst collaboration brings ‘biggest independent garage network in country’

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The RAC has partnered with Autofirst Network to create what’s billed as the biggest independent garage network in the country.

Vehicle thefts up nearly 50% in five years

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Theft of motor vehicles has leapt 49% over the last five years, according to new data by the Home Office on crime recorded by the police.

Supermarket fuel pricing behaviour could spell bleaker year for drivers

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Fuel prices fell for the second month in a row in December but are still too high – with changes in supermarket fuel retailing being held … Read More »

Pothole reports in Britain soar

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More than half a million potholes were reported by public to local authorities across the UK for repair in 2017 – an increase of 44% on … Read More »

Brits urged to stop friends from drink-driving

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Nearly four in 10 people (37%) have friends who they believe have driven while being over the limit.

Asda sparks fresh supermarket fuel price war

9 months ago / 0 comments

Asda is cutting unleaded fuel prices from today in a move likely to see other supermarkets follow suit.

Drivers more wedded to cars than ever

9 months ago / 0 comments

Drivers’ dependency on their cars has jumped to the highest-ever level due to a claimed deterioration in public transport services.

‘No end in sight’ to pump price rises, warns RAC

10 months ago / 0 comments

Increases in both petrol and diesel prices in August mean that unleaded and diesel are now at their highest level in over four years – with … Read More »

Six in 10 drivers say ‘black box’ insurance has made them safer

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Six in 10 (62%) RAC Black Box Car Insurance customers say that having a device fitted in their car to monitor their driving behaviour has made … Read More »

August bank holiday could increase journey times fourfold

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More than 14 million cars are expected to take to the country’s major roads over the coming bank holiday, potentially increasing journey times fourfold for some … Read More »

Drink-drive casualties and fatalities on the rise

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Casualties and fatalities from accidents involving drink driving increased in 2016, leading to calls for a renewed government focus.

Pothole breakdowns hit three-year high

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The number of pothole-related breakdowns dealt with by RAC patrols in the second quarter reached their highest level since 2015.

Cost of airport pick-up parking soars

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More than half of the UK’s biggest airports have raised their pick-up parking fees, new research by the RAC has found.

Average speed cameras more effective, saysdrivers

12 months ago / 0 comments

Eight out of 10 (79%) motorists believe average speed cameras are more effective at slowing vehicles and driving road safety than traditional cameras.

One in 10 drivers think mobile phone risks are ‘overstated’

12 months ago / 0 comments

More visible police enforcement is needed to force ‘addicted’ mobile phone users to make the break.

Asda sparks supermarket fuel price war

1 year ago / 0 comments

Asda has become the first fuel retailer to cut prices following weeks of rising petrol and diesel prices across the industry despite falling wholesale costs.