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28 July 2014 at 10:11

Motorists’ frustration with widespread parking chaos reaching boiling point RAC calls on councils to make parking easier and cheaper Soaring parking charges; fewer and smaller spaces; the disappearance of free parking. It’s a toxic combination, and one that has led the RAC to declare 2014 as the year of the Great British parking squeeze.<...

12 July 2014 at 13:42

Millions of pounds that could be invested in the roads is going uncollected Roadworthiness of foreign cars on UK roads called into question The RAC is calling on the Government to urgently create a database of non-UK-registered cars as they enter and leave the UK, amidst concerns that millions of pounds of revenue are going unco...

07 July 2014 at 11:55

Safety dictates ‘nil by hand’ but drivers inconsistent in their adherence to mobile phone legislation A shocking 61% of motorists still have not got the message that texting at the wheel of a stationary car with the engine on is against the law despite the fact it has been illegal since 2003 for drivers to use a hand-held mobile phone. RAC research* shows ...

04 July 2014 at 15:55

The RAC – the UK’s first breakdown provider – is tapping into the joy of summer motoring with a new TV campaign that combines nostalgic childhood memories of going on holiday by car with its modern reinvention as the ‘British staycation’. Using a powerful montage of images – both stills and film from past and present – the 30-second ad ...

25 June 2014 at 12:00

Sixty per cent of motorists say there are not enough police on the road Law-abiding motorists frustrated by the lack of police presence on Britain’s roads now believe there is little chance of law-breakers being caught and prosecuted. The RAC Report on Motoring 2014* reveals many motorists in 21st century Britain think there is little risk of...

25 June 2014 at 10:15

Criminals will try anything to get their hands on your cash and the used car market is an easy target for unscrupulous operators. The latest scam to beset unsuspecting buyers are bogus websites offering a secure deposit and payment system for private car purchases. Even the RAC has been the target of criminals who have used the RAC’s trusted brand n...

11 June 2014 at 11:30

The lasting impression of any holiday is normally the weather, the scenery, the fun and the food, but a new report by the RAC has found that an increasing number of Brits driving abroad come home amazed by the quality and emptiness of European roads, combined with the cheaper price of fuel. With 4.2m1 motorists choosing to take control and travel to Europe by c...

07 June 2014 at 07:00

Continued strong performance in 2013 lays foundation for future growth Financial Highlights Revenue increased 6% to £486 million in 2013 (2012: £457 million), reflecting growth across the business EBITDA* increased 12% to £145 million (2012: £129 million), resulting from revenue growth and cost saving...

04 June 2014 at 13:14

The RAC is calling on fuel retailers to reduce the price of diesel at the pumps as the wholesale cost is now almost the same as petrol, yet average forecourt prices are still 6p a litre more expensive. On Friday 30 May the wholesale price of unleaded was 103.5p a litre while diesel was only half a pence more expensive at 104p a litre. Despite this closing of the gap betwe...

29 May 2014 at 09:40

Nearly half of garages not used to park cars as nation of hoarders demands more space to store household goods Nearly half (4.6m) of Britain’s 10.6m* garages are no longer being used for what they were intended for, with almost two in five (39%) of drivers saying their garages are so full of household items they can no longer fit their vehicle in.

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