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20 August 2014 at 01:20

‘Summery’ might not be the best word used to describe the weather much of Britain has seen this August, but that won’t be stopping nearly nine million of us* from taking a road trip to enjoy the last bank holiday staycation before Christmas, according to figures from the RAC. Despite forecasts of the month ending in something of a cool, damp squib, plent...

13 August 2014 at 10:00

RAC writes to party leaders urging action on behalf of motorists Any political party aspiring to form the next Government needs to address the ‘motorist’s agenda’ and propose viable solutions to the ‘big four’ motoring concerns that negatively impact individual drivers, businesses and the economy as a whole. As approximately two ...

31 July 2014 at 16:42

‘I Spy’ beats iPad – and education wins hands down Mobile technology may be an increasingly common way of keeping children entertained in the car, but parents driving to Europe with their children are more likely to use ‘I Spy’ than an iPad to keep boredom at bay. More than two thirds (68%) of the ne...

31 July 2014 at 14:21

RAC urges drivers to ensure safety of cats and dogs on the move More than one in four (27%) dog-owning motorists unwittingly break the law when it comes to transporting their pets by not keeping them restrained when their vehicles are on the road, new research has found*. The RAC Pet Insurance study also revealed that 4% of pet (2% dog and 2% cat...

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...

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