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Tag : RAC

Asda sparks fresh supermarket fuel price war

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month ago / 0 comments

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

2 months ago / 0 comments

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

2 months ago / 0 comments

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

3 months ago / 0 comments

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

3 months ago / 0 comments

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

4 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’

4 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

4 months 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.

Petrol prices hit by biggest rise in 18 years

4 months ago / 0 comments

May brought the worst increase in price of petrol in at least 18 years, with 6p a litre being added at the pumps in May.

Supermarket fuel prices up every day since March

5 months ago / 0 comments

The UK’s ‘big four’ supermarkets have increased fuel prices every day since the end of March, increasing their average pump prices by more than 8ppl.

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

5 months ago / 0 comments

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

5 months 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

5 months 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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

6 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

6 months ago / 0 comments

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

7 months ago / 0 comments

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

Fears for spring pothole plague in wake of freezing weather

7 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

7 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

7 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

8 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

8 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

8 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’

8 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

8 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 

8 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.