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RAC Report on Motoring 2010

Low Emission zone signRAC Report on Motoring is an annual publication first launched in 1988 and has become widely regarded as the voice of Britain's motorists.

The report is based on the views of 1,150 drivers in Britain and provides a snapshot of motorists' attitudes and behaviour with regard to their vehicles, the road network, government transport policy and other drivers.


Sir Stirling Moss Foreword

There are a series of key findings in this year's report which include:

  • Motorists are becoming more inward-looking, as they disengage from national and global issues that are beyond their reach and focus on their local area and issues and behaviours they can control.
  • Despite Increasing fuel costs, greater concern from motorists about the behaviour of other drivers than the cost of motoing;97% were concerned about drunk or drugged drivers, 96% were concerned about mobile phone usage when driving, 95% were concerned about driving without tax or insurance.
  • A big increase in motorists breaking the law when it comes to mobile phone usage in their vehicles, with 28% using their mobile phone without a hands free kit, up from 8% last year, and 31% texting and driving, up from 11% last year.

Foreword by Sir Sterling Moss