How to drive in the UK

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find UK traffic information?

RAC traffic information service provides real-time incident updates with many motorway incidents having camera feeds and audio advisories.

If you have a smartphone running iOS (Apple devices) or Android you can download our RAC Mobile Traffic app. Please read more about our mobile app: RAC Traffic app.

If you have any other smartphone, you can access our traffic information through our optimised mobile website rac.mobi.

Does RAC provide a mileage claim calculator?
We do indeed - please see our mileage and fuel claim calculator and select 'Advanced options' to the left of the map.
What number do I call if I break down?

If you bought your cover directly from the RAC, the quickest and easiest way to get help today is online. Report your breakdown here.

If your cover came with your car, bank account or insurance, you’ll need to speak to a member of the team on 0333 2000 999. Lines open 24/7.

Can I get live traffic information on my mobile?

If you have a smartphone running iOS (Apple devices) or Android you can download our RAC Traffic mobile app. Please read more about our mobile app here..

If you have any other smartphone, you can access our traffic information through our optimised mobile website rac.mobi.

Alternatively, just dial 64644 from your mobile* or 09003 444 999* from a landline* to receive up–to–the minute traffic and travel information. You will get:

  • Traffic information for any road in Great Britain

  • Traffic information for the local area, with the added benefit of detecting your current position from your mobile phone

  • A five–day weather forecast

  • More information about the service

Please note that availability of the services will depend on your network provider.