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...
26 February 2014 at 12:09
1.4m drivers with syndrome are at risk of falling asleep behind the wheel
RAC and Sleep Apnoea Partnership Group join forces to alert drivers to the dangers of daytime sleepiness
Motorists in the UK need to be aware of a potentially fatal sleep disorder that research indicates may be responsibl...
25 February 2014 at 11:20
Police recorded crime figures for causing death by dangerous driving in the 12 months to September 2013 have increased by a disturbing 38% to 226, the RAC can reveal.
In 2012 the figure was 62 lower at 164, according to Office for National Statistics (ONS) figures published in response to a parliamentary question.
There has, however been a 14% reduction in the number...
19 February 2014 at 00:00
New RAC research reveals winter is the worst time of the year for ‘carguments’ breaking out between drivers and passengers
More arguments break out in the car than anywhere else as the chaos and rush to get everybody out of the house for a family day out, leaves one in four motorists ‘stressed’, before they even set off.
18 February 2014 at 14:48
When builder Jarek Luszcz had the van he had only bought two months ago stolen from outside his house in broad daylight on Tuesday 11 February he feared he might never see it again.
Luckily, Jarek, who runs J.L. Building Construction in Gravesend, Kent, had technology on his side as he had recently fitted RAC Telematics ‘black boxes’ to all of his vans.
03 February 2014 at 09:48
RAC urges Government to revisit 80mph speed trial
New speed cameras commissioned by the Highways Agency for variable speed limit ‘smart’ motorway sections may be used by the police to enforce 70mph on a more widespread basis, warns the RAC.
The HADECS3 (Highways Agency Digital Enforcement Camera System) cameras are designed to enforce speeds on the moto...
31 January 2014 at 09:50
No more delays in addressing young drivers’ safety issue, urges RAC
Since it became compulsory to wear seat belts in the front seat on 31 January 1983, fatalities in vehicles have fallen to an all-time low.
RAC analysis of 30 years of Department for Transport road casualty statistics shows that at the end of that year 2,245* people lost their...
21 January 2014 at 12:34
The RAC is confident its newly launched personal loans will help borrowers secure their dream set of wheels with a motorist’s champion deal-clinching rate of 4.7% APR Representative* for members and 4.9% APR Representative* for non-members on unsecured loans between £7,500 and £15,000.
As the oldest motoring organisation in the UK the RAC has been serving moto...
20 January 2014 at 13:30
The price of petrol has fallen below the 130p mark for the first time since the end of February 2011, while diesel has also come down to its lowest price since mid-July 2012.
On Sunday 19 January 2014 the average petrol price was recorded at 129.82p and diesel was at 137.27p, giving motorists some early New Year cheer.
And, with wholesale prices of both fuels maintai...
16 January 2014 at 10:40
Post-credit crunch mindset will persist for some time to come
Used car customers will continue to look for a high degree of reassurance when making a purchase during 2014, says RAC Warranty.
While the overall economic picture is improving slightly, there is every chance that the real income of many used car buyers will continue to fall in the next 12 months a...