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08 May 2014 at 12:13

'White van man' no more likely to have an accident than a car driver The RAC is urging motorists to give van drivers a break after a new study* found Britain is a nation of ‘vanophobes’. More than half of those surveyed (57%) believe van drivers’ reputation for bad behaviour at the wheel is deserved with 54% thinking they take less c...

24 April 2014 at 14:05

The RAC – Britain’s most experienced breakdown provider – is launching its first mobile electric charging system at GreenFleet Scotland to cater for the UK’s expanding electric vehicle (EV) market which now consists of more than 9,000 vehicles*. A standard RAC diesel VW Transporter van has been fully equipped with an EVRESCUE, totally portable fast...

16 April 2014 at 13:56

The RAC has voiced ‘severe reservations’ about the safety of new all-lane running schemes which will turn the hard shoulder into a permanent live traffic lane on many sections of England’s busiest stretches of motorway.   Eight miles of the M25 between junctions 23 and 25 became England’s first ‘Smart’ section of motorway with traff...

07 April 2014 at 12:31

The RAC and leading insurance and telecoms technology business Quindell have today announced a joint venture creating a new business, Connected Car Solutions Limited, to distribute their world-leading telematics technology with an initial £30m investment. The two businesses have worked closely on the develop...

03 April 2014 at 13:12

The RAC has today launched one of the most comprehensive European Breakdown Cover products available in the UK, aimed at supporting the millions of UK motorists who drive their vehicles to the continent every year. The new ‘Comprehensive’ level of cover has a 5 Star Rating from Defaqto* – higher than any other major provider. It covers vehicles of any ag...

03 April 2014 at 12:46

Britain’s most experienced breakdown provider is launching its new mobile tyre fitting service across 10 key city and urban centres as they gear-up to deal with over 120,000 ‘puncture no spare’ breakdowns in 2014. Together wit...

26 March 2014 at 17:41

The RAC welcomes the move by Transport for London (TfL) to prioritise cycle training for children across the capital. Under the new scheme every child will be offered free cycling training as part of a new Delivery Plan for Young People. RAC head of external affairs Pete Williams said: “TfL deserve applause for this initiative which will help equip young London...

20 March 2014 at 12:15

RAC Business Services launches 24/7, free online fleet management tool to help provide cost, control and convenience More than a fifth (23%) of Britain’s multi-tasking SME managers in charge of up to 50 vehicles are struggling to cope with the number of other roles they have to perform, according to new research commissioned by...

11 March 2014 at 09:58

UK school children challenged to create their own road safety characters and animations RAC introduces Horace, a road safety mascot for the 21st century, created by Aardman

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  • 03 March 2014 at 15:22

    The political unrest created by Russia’s decision to send troops into the Crimea region of Ukraine will lead to petrol and diesel prices rising in the coming weeks, the RAC warned today. Fuel traders have already begun to buy up stocks to guard against being caught out in the event of the situation worsening, which automatically causes prices to increase due to a tighteni...

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