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...
29 September 2014 at 23:08
RAC calls on Government to raise awareness of dangers
The RAC is re-stating its call on the Government to raise awareness of the dangers of texting or taking a call at the wheel with a hand-held phone, as new figures released this week show the number of accidents where a mobile phone contributed to the cause has risen by 21% since 2010.
The latest statistics...
25 September 2014 at 09:51
The global alternative asset manager, The Carlyle Group (“Carlyle”) today announced that it has entered into an agreement with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund, to become a co-shareholder in RAC. Following the transaction, Carlyle and GIC will jointly own a majority stake in the business with RAC management holding the remaining shares. The investment is expected t...
18 September 2014 at 08:18
VED evasion at same level as uninsured drivers could cost £167m
More than a third (36%) of motorists are not aware of the imminent move to do away with the need to display the paper tax disc in the windscreen of a vehicle despite the changes taking effect in less than two weeks’ time on 1st October.
And, almost half (47%) of the more than 2,000...
05 September 2014 at 09:58
When it comes to the battle of the sexes there are two motoring honours that men are not going to be proud of laying claim to – running out of fuel and putting the wrong type of fuel in their car.
Whilst one in five (23%) – or an estimated 6.6m – UK motorists* admit to having run out of fuel at least once, around a fifth (22%) more men than women say the...
01 September 2014 at 15:29
RAC warns motorists not to take safety for granted
Drivers’ worst habits on the nation’s fastest roads have been revealed in new research by the RAC, which shows that motorists admit to eating, drinking and reaching into the foot well while driving on the motorway.
The top five bad habits also include changing a CD and adjusting a sat-nav while at...
01 September 2014 at 00:00
David Lowden, Peter Plumb and Cilla Snowball join the Board as Non-Executive Directors
RAC Group is pleased to announce that Sir Michael Rake is to be appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the parent company of the RAC Group (the “Company”). In addition, David Lowden will join as Senior Independent Director (SID) and Peter Plumb and ...
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...