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18 February 2015 at 09:30

70% of used-car buyers carried out no vehicle history checks before purchase The RAC is calling on used-car buyers to exercise caution rather than rely on gut instinct when looking to purchase a vehicle privately, as research by the motoring organisation suggests more than two thirds (70%) have bought a second-hand car without carrying out any checks into its past.

09 February 2015 at 14:14

RAC has made a strong commitment to its telematics business with the appointment of managing director Nick Walker, who will be joining the organisation t...

09 February 2015 at 11:11

23% reduction in traffic police in England and Wales from 2010 to 2014 The number of police dedicated to enforcing traffic offences in England and Wales has fallen by an alarming 23% in the last five years which means there are now 1,279 fewer officers patrolling the road, the RAC can reveal. The reduction – equivalent to five fewer officers a week – comes...

06 February 2015 at 12:05

The winners of a national competition run by motoring organisation the RAC, the Government’s THINK! road safety campaign and Aardman Animations to find the best child road safety an...

23 January 2015 at 09:22

45% of motorists believe they have been deceived when buying a used car privately New study reveals top concerns for private used car buyers Nearly half of motorists (45%) who have ever bought a used car privately believe they were deceived in some way by the person who sold it to them – highlighting a worrying lack of trust in the used car buying process....

19 January 2015 at 12:26

40% adapt driving style to save fuel - despite not footing the bill Company car drivers are more likely to drive slower, turn off the air conditioning or avoid heavy acceleration in a bid to reduce their company’s fuel bill, according to research by RAC Business. The survey, conducted as part of the RAC’s annual Report on Motoring*, found that fou...

12 January 2015 at 09:41

In 2014 the RAC teamed up with Street Repairs to create a free Report a Pothole App and web-based plug-in tool.  This enables motorists, motorcyclists, cyclists and other road users to instantly report street defects direct to the responsible local authority or the responsible agency with accurate location, details and even photographs.

19 December 2014 at 09:00

More than 12 million cars* will be taking to the roads this Christmas, with the traditional getaway expected to begin in earnest next Monday (22nd December), according to new data released by the RAC. With bank holidays falling on weekdays this year, the motoring organisation anticipates an even spread of traffic throughout the Christmas week, peaking on Christmas Day whe...

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...

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