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...
09 January 2014 at 12:21
Following successful trials the RAC is rolling out a universal spare wheel designed to speed up the fix time and minimise inconvenience for members who experience a puncture without having a spare.
By early February all RAC patrols across the UK will be equipped with the wheel which provides a solution to the increasingly common problem brought about by manufacturers not includ...
06 January 2014 at 16:16
RAC warns motorists to make sure their vehicles are ready for manic Monday
With many people returning to work on Monday 6 January having taken an extended festive break the RAC is preparing for one of the busiest mornings of the year for breakdowns.
The motoring organisation is gearing itself up to deal with in the region of 11,000 ‘manic Monday morning...
18 December 2013 at 12:24
More than 13m vehicles are expected to hit the country’s major roads on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day as they make their way to family and friends for the festive break, according to research from the RAC*.
Christmas Eve is estimated to be the busiest day with more than 4.3m vehicles getting away using motorways and major trunk roads. And, on Christmas Day a...
12 December 2013 at 14:49
As Britain’s first privately funded tolled motorway celebrates its tenth anniversary the RAC is urging the Government to learn the lessons from the road failing to reach its full potential.
Saturday 14th December is exactly 10 years since the 27 miles of the M6 Toll was fully opened to traffic, giving motorists the opportunity to avoid a heavily congested section of the orig...
12 December 2013 at 10:34
This winter there is a risk that thousands of diesel car drivers could be faced with a surprise breakdown brought about by an issue with the quality of diesel fuel being sold on forecourts throughout the country.
The problem affects diesel cars but is not specific to any particular vehicle age or make. Data suggests the issue is more prevalent in eastern parts of England and Sc...