If you’re planning a journey, our new RAC Traffic News tool can help you to avoid delays caused by accidents and roadworks.
It’s now even easier for drivers to see live traffic updates, along a selected journey and route, or around a specific location. There’s nothing more frustrating for motorists than getting caught up in tailbacks and unexpected delays, especially if this adds significant time to a journey.
Whether you are planning a long weekend drive to visit friends or family elsewhere in the UK or simply commuting to work during rush hour, a bit of preparation before making the journey can really help.
Our traffic report service can improve your ability to plan your journeys - and you can choose to print, email or share the traffic report too if you like.
Live Traffic Reports
It’s simple to get live RAC traffic reports for your area, which means you’ll always stay informed about delays, slow-moving traffic and any other incidents that could affect your journey.
Select the ‘Location’ tab and you’ll be able to get traffic news for your location by adding your postcode, city or town. You’ll get a live picture of traffic in and around that area, and you’ll also be able to save the details as your default location.
This is an excellent feature for drivers. Traffic news results show all the issues that might cause problems and delays - roadworks, temporary traffic lights and accidents. You’ll also get updates on the busiest sections of road, indicating how traffic is flowing. If all is going smoothly, for example, you’ll be informed that traffic is moving well - reassuring news as you set off and start driving.
Traffic News Across the UK
You can also use the RAC traffic tool to view the overall picture of traffic in England. You can zoom in and out of the map to identify roadworks across the UK, and enter the details of any route to check for problems with traffic.
If you’re a regular driver on motorways, we also have some dedicated pages on the main motorways in the UK. These provide live updates on traffic flow, accident hotspots and the busiest junctions on each motorway. It’s a great help if part of your journey involves driving on a particular motorway and you want to avoid delays.
For more details, visit our selection of motorway and cities pages: