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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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