06 December 2014 at 01:00
Fuel retailers expected to pass on wholesale savings to make Christmas cheaper for motorists
The RAC is urgently calling on fuel retailers to pass on further savings in the wholesale price brought about by the continued fall in world oil prices. This overdue cut would reduce the biggest cost of motoring just in time for Christmas.
The RAC’s monitoring of fuel...
05 December 2014 at 15:40
RAC urges motorists not to take a risk during Christmas party season
One in five company car drivers admits to getting behind the wheel despite thinking they may be over the drink-drive limit the morning after a Christmas party – more than double that of private vehicle owners.
With the festive party season starting in earnest, the survey, conducted as ...
05 December 2014 at 15:27
RAC urges motorists to prepare for adverse conditions in the coming weeks
As temperatures drop below zero in some parts of the country, research by the RAC suggests company car drivers are more likely than private motorists to drive on dangerous snowy roads.
The survey, which was carried out as part of the RAC’s Report on Motoring 2014*, found 16% of co...
05 December 2014 at 14:58
Motorists feel different limits are a bad idea that will cause confusion
With Scotland introducing a new lower drink-drive limit on Friday 5 December, more than a third (38%) of UK motorists living outside Scotland believe the alcohol limit for driving should be reduced to the same level throughout the rest of the UK.
In fact, a quarter (23%) of UK drivers wo...
01 December 2014 at 09:15
A blueprint for investment to address key defects of the England’s strategic road networks
McLoughlin lays down roads delivery challenge for the next Government.
Improvements in local roads need to keep pace with th...
24 November 2014 at 09:51
Poor value for money food and tight overnight parking restrictions, say motorists
Motorway service stations should stop taking advantage of motorists by charging a premium for products but delivering a budget level service.
These are the findings of research by the RAC which found the main reason drivers stop at motorway service areas is to visit food outl...
30 October 2014 at 09:23
Three quarters of motorists say price info needed ahead of exit on carriageway
Motorists say they are being ‘held to ransom’ when filling up at motorway service stations and want prices to be capped.
Fuel at motorway services can be up to 10p per litre* more than the national average price of petrol and diesel, which is reflected in the findings of the ...
17 October 2014 at 09:28
Motorists call for action to cut bogus car insurance claims
One in four motorists (26%) think the UK should take the lead in the fight against so-called ‘crash for cash’ scams by making in-car cameras compulsory, and help to end the reckless criminal culture affecting thousands of motorists. RAC Car Insurance, w...
08 October 2014 at 11:10
Six police forces to be given data needed to pursue illegal foreign vehicles
The RAC welcomes the Government’s announcement that they will trial the sharing of data between HM Revenue and Customs, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) and six police forces with a view to ensuring foreign vehicles that stay in the country longer than six months pay their share o...
03 October 2014 at 09:31
Law-abiding motorists will lose out in double ‘car tax’ payment issue
New rules introduced by the DVLA following the scrapping of the tax disc could result in motorists paying up to £38m more in tax when they sell vehicles privately.
With the tax disc being consigned to history as of 1 October, the option of passing on unused tax with the sa...