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...
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 may unwittingly be breaking 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 ...
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 ...