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Tag : RAC

Fuel prices hit three-and-a-half-year high

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Petrol and diesel prices are now at their highest since mid-October 2014 with worst yet to come.

Iran nuclear deal exit could drive record fuel prices

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

Pump prices could return to record levels last seen in 2012 as a result of the United States’ decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear … Read More »

Mobile phone detection cameras could play vital role in UK

3 weeks ago / 0 comments

Mobile phone detecting technology that can be used to monitor drivers who illegally use phones while behind the wheel is being rolled out by the Australian … Read More »

Bank holiday traffic to peak today

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Around eight and a half million leisure trips are planned this spring bank holiday with traffic to peak today, the RAC says. 

Pothole breakdowns double in Q1

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Harsh winter weather has led to one of the worst quarters for pothole breakdowns, according to the RAC.

April may bring lower pump prices, says RAC

2 months ago / 0 comments

The coming weeks could bring lower pump prices for fleets thanks to the possibility of an oil price reduction.

Bus lane penalty notices on the rise

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City drivers are being hit by more than one million penalty charge notices (PCNs) a year for driving in bus lanes, which the RAC says could … Read More »

Drivers being dazzled by modern headlights, warns RAC

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Modern vehicle headlights could be dazzling drivers, bringing safety issues, according to the RAC.

Fears for spring pothole plague in wake of freezing weather

3 months ago / 0 comments

Last week’s extreme cold snap could lead to a spring pothole plague across the UK, according to the RAC.

February brings respite from ongoing fuel price rises

3 months ago / 0 comments

Petrol and diesel prices fell 2p a litre in February following three consecutive months of fuel price increases.

Diesel cars hit by cold weather fuel ‘waxing’ problem

3 months ago / 0 comments

Diesel vehicles of varying makes and ages have been struck by issues with clogged fuel filters during Britain’s freezing cold weather.

Highways England pulls plug on motorway fuel price signs trial

3 months ago / 0 comments

Highways England will not roll out its motorway fuel price signage trial further after concluding that it has not delivered sufficient impact or cost benefit.

Room for further supermarket fuel cuts, says RAC

3 months ago / 0 comments

Supermarkets are being urged to cut another 2p a litre off fuel by the RAC, as the wholesale price of fuel continues to tumble.

Asda leads way on fuel price cuts

3 months ago / 0 comments

Asda has cut up to 2ppl off its national unleaded and diesel prices in a move expected to be followed by the other supermarket fuel retailers.

Drink-drive casualties show ‘serious upswing’

4 months ago / 0 comments

The number of people killed or injured through drink-drive crashes increased dramatically in 2016, leading to urgent calls from road safety experts for immediate and concerted … Read More »

Supermarkets urged to do ‘right thing’ on fuel prices

4 months ago / 0 comments

Supermarket fuel retailers are being called on to slash 3p a litre off petrol and diesel after a sharp drop in the price of oil.

Fuel prices up for third month in row 

4 months ago / 0 comments

Average petrol and diesel prices rose in January for the third month in a row following a 2% increase in the price of oil.

Bill to outlaw rogue private car companies garners support

4 months ago / 0 comments

A private members’ bill that seeks to protect drivers from unscrupulous private car parking companies is attracting support from government, the fleet industry and drivers in … Read More »

Pothole-related breakdowns soar as road condition worsens

4 months ago / 0 comments

Central Government is being urged to push ahead with providing ring-fenced, long-term funding for local roads as the number of pothole-related breakdowns rose 11% last year.

Three-year high in oil prices spells potential misery for motorists

4 months ago / 0 comments

Motorists are being warned of a likely increase in the price of fuel as US crude oil prices hit $70 a barrel for the first time … Read More »

Petrol prices hit three-year high

5 months ago / 0 comments

Motorists are now paying the highest price for petrol since the end of 2014, following a series of pump rises.

6,000 drivers caught at least twice for driving distracted

5 months ago / 0 comments

A hard-core of drivers are persisting in using handheld phones behind the wheel despite the increase in penalties last March.

Industry disagrees whether tougher mobile phone penalties are working

5 months ago / 0 comments

Brake and the RAC have expressed differing opinions over whether a fall in the number of drivers receiving points for illegal mobile phone use is the … Read More »

Fuel price warning in run-up to Christmas

5 months ago / 0 comments

Petrol and diesel prices are likely to rise by as much as 3p a litre in advance of Christmas as a result of the shutdown of … Read More »

Fuel prices hit three-year high

6 months ago / 0 comments

Average petrol and diesel prices hit their most expensive levels in three years last month following more than a 2p per litre rise.

Highways England to lift roadworks for Christmas

6 months ago / 0 comments

Highways England is to complete or lift current road works ahead of the festive period.

Reduction in drivers caught using mobile phones after tougher penalties introduced

6 months ago / 0 comments

11% fewer drivers were caught while using a mobile phone, after new tougher penalties were introduced according to an FOI request by the RAC to police … Read More »

RAC campaigns for more caution around workside workers

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Drivers are being urged ‘slow down, make space and move on’ when passing breakdowns as a new RAC image shows one of its patrol vans after … Read More »

Putting up duty will not stop diesel motorists driving any less, says RAC

6 months ago / 0 comments

A diesel duty hike in the Budget would not encourage the majority of drivers to use their existing diesel vehicle any less.

Online emissions database essential for Clean Air Zones, says RAC

7 months ago / 0 comments

Implementing an online database showing drivers the emissions standard for their particular registration plate is essential to avoid confusion under forthcoming Clean Air Zones.