April 5, 2019

Schools are out and let kipper commence!

This year’s Easter getaway will start two weeks early as millions of families take to the road when many schools break up at the end of this week.

Figures from the RAC suggest some 14m leisure trips will be taken by car between...

April 2, 2019

The number of drivers being detected for speeding is more than 160 times higher in some parts of England and Wales than others.

In 2017-18 – the latest period for which data is available – 1,191 road users were caught speeding in Wiltshire compared with 199,337 in Avo...

March 24, 2019

After a fall in the proportion of drivers admitting to using a handheld phone while driving in 2017 following the introduction of tougher penalties, new RAC figures show the problem is actually worsening – and illegal use among some groups has rocketed. 

Across all age...

March 22, 2019

New measures to help prevent the worst excesses of rogue parking companies have become law.

The Parking (Code of Practice) bill – introduced to parliament by Sir Greg Knight MP – aims to introduce a single set of rules and regulations which have ministerial sign off a...

March 12, 2019

Image: Highways England

With hundreds of miles of smart motorways across England now using the hard shoulder as either a permanent or part-time running lane, new RAC research has found more than a fifth of motorists have driven in a lane closed by the red X sign in the...

March 5, 2019

Three consecutive months of price reductions on the UK’s forecourts came to a crashing halt in February as both petrol and diesel went up.

Data from RAC Fuel Watch shows the UK average price of a litre of petrol increased by just under a penny (0.88p) to 120.42p by th...

February 25, 2019

Would you support the improved cameras?

Six in 10 drivers are in favour of police forces using long-range mobile cameras to enforce motoring offences, research from the RAC has found.

The question was put to 2,201 members of the RAC Opinion Panel on the back of Glouces...

February 17, 2019

Demand is led by Mayor of London

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is leading a coalition of city leaders from across the UK in a call for £1.5 billion of central government funding to take the dirtiest vehicles off urban streets.

The UK100 group – a network of local gove...

February 17, 2019

1.2 million drivers attended speed awareness course in 2018 

The number of road users who have completed a driver retraining course since their introduction in 2010 has topped ten million.

Nine million of these have attended a speed aware course, 1.19 million of them i...

February 9, 2019

The number of people using a hand-held mobile phone at the wheel seems to be falling according to a recent government study.

A Department for Transport observational study across Great Britain in 2017 showed that 1.1% of all drivers were holding their mobiles.

This c...

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