RAC

Why join RAC?
After 117 years, RAC has more motoring experience than any other Breakdown organisation
We were voted Best Overall Vehicle Insurance Provider at the Personal Finance Awards 2010/11
Enjoy great member benefits
Buy Breakdown Cover today and get free At Home Cover

Motoring News

Results

51 to 60 of 7385
...5 6 7 8...

16 July 2014 at 12:33

Drivers still feel they can get away with using a mobile at the wheel, according to RAC director Professor Stephen Glaister - as the Government considers toughening punishments. The Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin is looking into a call from the Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police for the penalty - currently three points on the licence - to be doubled.Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe wants a ...

16 July 2014 at 12:33

British manufacturing is celebrating after the newest Mini was named Car of the Year by Auto Express magazine. The award is a triumph for the UK car-making industry as the latest Minis are built in Oxford, have engines made in the Midlands and body panels made in Swindon.In addition to scooping the Car of the Year prize, the Mini also drove away with the magazine's Best Premium Small Car award...

16 July 2014 at 12:33

A consultation has been launched to consider a ban on smoking in cars where children are present. The move has been welcomed by health campaigners who are urging ministers to put the restrictions in place before the next parliament. Children who are present to cigarette smoke in cars are exposed to dangerous levels of toxic fumes, says charity Action on Smoking and Health (Ash). The consult...

16 July 2014 at 12:33

The Health Secretary has branded parking fees at some hospitals "too high" and promises to see what can be done about it. Jeremy Hunt was quizzed in the House of Commons by MP for Harlow Robert Halfon, who said the "ever-increasing" costs are hurting health staff and patients alike.Branding the situation a rip-off, the Tory cabinet minister said patients are paying £40 more per week, while nur...

16 July 2014 at 12:33

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has banned an advert for Jaguar cars claiming it promotes irresponsible and unsafe driving.It is the second advert Jaguar Land Rover has had to pull in just two months.The latest promo on the company's YouTube channel sees Avengers and Thor actor Tom Hiddleston driving an F-Type on a public road and in a car park. The ASA acted over a complaint that the...

15 July 2014 at 14:08

A woman claims the £70 fine she received after stopping for mere seconds outside a school is "ludicrous". Joyce Sale stopped on zig-zag road markings at St Benedict's Infant School for all of seven seconds, but that was long enough to be spotted by a Birmingham City Council camera car.Thankfully Mrs Sale won't have to find the cash because a charity she was working for has stepped in.She was...

15 July 2014 at 14:08

The safety of employees who drive for work is being put at risk by firms that don't offer them driver training, according to the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).A new survey by IAM Drive & Survive shows that nearly three-quarters (72%) of people who drive for work have never been offered any driver training.But nearly half those surveyed say they would like the chance to brush up on t...

15 July 2014 at 14:08

The Astra GTC is to be fitted with Vauxhall's new quieter, greener 1.6-litre diesel engine - it has been announced. The three-door coupe will be the latest in the Vauxhall fleet to include the 1.6 CDTi which is already included in the five-door and estate Sports Tourer models.Delivering fuel economy of up to 68.9mpg on the combined cycle and CO2 emissions of between 104g/km and 109g/km, it i...

15 July 2014 at 14:08

Nodding off behind the wheel while driving can have clear, disastrous consequences for motorists and other road users.But now new research is looking at whether an electrocardiogram sensor system could be embedded into car seats to monitor drivers' heart signals and raise the alarm if they begin losing alertness.The experiments are to be carried out by researchers from Nottingham Trent Universi...

15 July 2014 at 14:08

People heading off in the car for a summer getaway are being urged to carry out simple checks that could save them hours of strife. TyreSafe says about nine million cars travel on Britain's roads with under-inflated tyres.This significantly increases the risk that a tyre will fail, especially if it's hot and the car is weighed down by cargo - such as when a family sets off with luggage for a s...

...5 6 7 8...
RAC Breakdown Cover
Get UK Breakdown Cover from £29.99.
RAC Breakdown Cover_img Find out more
Accessorise your Car
Visit RAC Shop today to see our range of accessories and over 80,000 Car Parts.
Accessorise your Car_img Shop now