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...
08 October 2014 at 11:10
Six police forces to be given data needed to pursue illegal foreign vehicles
The RAC welcomes the Government’s announcement that they will trial the sharing of data between HM Revenue and Customs, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and six police forces with a view to ensuring foreign vehicles that stay in the country longer than six months pay their share o...
03 October 2014 at 09:31
Law-abiding motorists will lose out in double ‘car tax’ payment issue
New rules introduced by the DVLA following the scrapping of the tax disc could result in motorists paying up to £38m more in tax when they sell vehicles privately.
With the tax disc being consigned to history as of 1 October, the option of passing on unused tax with the sa...
29 September 2014 at 23:08
RAC calls on Government to raise awareness of dangers
The RAC is re-stating its call on the Government to raise awareness of the dangers of texting or taking a call at the wheel with a hand-held phone, as new figures released this week show the number of accidents where a mobile phone contributed to the cause has risen by 21% since 2010.
The latest statistics...
25 September 2014 at 09:51
The global alternative asset manager, The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, to become a co-shareholder in RAC. Following the transaction, Carlyle and GIC will jointly own a majority stake in the business with RAC management holding the remaining shares. The investment is expected t...
18 September 2014 at 08:18
VED evasion at same level as uninsured drivers could cost £167m
More than a third (36%) of motorists are not aware of the imminent move to do away with the need to display the paper tax disc in the windscreen of a vehicle despite the changes taking effect in less than two weeks’ time on 1st October.
And, almost half (47%) of the more than 2,000...
05 September 2014 at 09:58
When it comes to the battle of the sexes there are two motoring honours that men are not going to be proud of laying claim to – running out of fuel and putting the wrong type of fuel in their car.
Whilst one in five (23%) – or an estimated 6.6m – UK motorists* admit to having run out of fuel at least once, around a fifth (22%) more men than women say the...
01 September 2014 at 15:29
RAC warns motorists not to take safety for granted
Drivers’ worst habits on the nation’s fastest roads have been revealed in new research by the RAC, which shows that motorists admit to eating, drinking and reaching into the foot well while driving on the motorway.
The top five bad habits also include changing a CD and adjusting a sat-nav while at...