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17 December 2014 at 10:42

The RAC is optimistic that petrol could soon be selling for under £1 a litre as a result of the plummeting global oil price – a pump price last seen in late May 2009. The price of Brent crude has fallen below the $60 a barrel mark for the first time since early July 2009 and is predicted to keep on dropping after OPEC (Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countri...

10 December 2014 at 09:00

The RAC is today launching the most comprehensive car check available in the UK with a view to reducing the risks involved in buying or selling a used car privately. In 2013 6.7m used cars were sold in the UK, of which 2.7m were bought and sold priva...

06 December 2014 at 01:00

Fuel retailers expected to pass on wholesale savings to make Christmas cheaper for motorists The RAC is urgently calling on fuel retailers to pass on further savings in the wholesale price brought about by the continued fall in world oil prices. This overdue cut would reduce the biggest cost of motoring just in time for Christmas. The RAC’s monitoring of fuel...

05 December 2014 at 15:40

RAC urges motorists not to take a risk during Christmas party season One in five company car drivers admits to getting behind the wheel despite thinking they may be over the drink-drive limit the morning after a Christmas party – more than double that of private vehicle owners. With the festive party season starting in earnest, the survey, conducted as ...

05 December 2014 at 15:27

RAC urges motorists to prepare for adverse conditions in the coming weeks As temperatures drop below zero in some parts of the country, research by the RAC suggests company car drivers are more likely than private motorists to drive on dangerous snowy roads. The survey, which was carried out as part of the RAC’s Report on Motoring 2014*, found 16% of co...

05 December 2014 at 14:58

Motorists feel different limits are a bad idea that will cause confusion With Scotland introducing a new lower drink-drive limit on Friday 5 December, more than a third (38%) of UK motorists living outside Scotland believe the alcohol limit for driving should be reduced to the same level throughout the rest of the UK. In fact, a quarter (23%) of UK drivers wo...

01 December 2014 at 09:15

A blueprint for investment to address key defects of the England’s strategic road networks McLoughlin lays down roads delivery challenge for the next Government. Improvements in local roads need to keep pace with th...

24 November 2014 at 09:51

Poor value for money food and tight overnight parking restrictions, say motorists Motorway service stations should stop taking advantage of motorists by charging a premium for products but delivering a budget level service. These are the findings of research by the RAC which found the main reason drivers stop at motorway service areas is to visit food outl...

30 October 2014 at 09:23

Three quarters of motorists say price info needed ahead of exit on carriageway Motorists say they are being ‘held to ransom’ when filling up at motorway service stations and want prices to be capped. Fuel at motorway services can be up to 10p per litre* more than the national average price of petrol and diesel, which is reflected in the findings of the ...

17 October 2014 at 09:28

Motorists call for action to cut bogus car insurance claims One in four motorists (26%) think the UK should take the lead in the fight against so-called ‘crash for cash’ scams by making in-car cameras compulsory, and help to end the reckless criminal culture affecting thousands of motorists.  RAC Car Insurance, w...

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