RAC

Legislation & Regulation
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£130 yellow box fines to hit whole of UK

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps looks set to hand all local councils legislative powers to crack down on ‘moving traffic violations’…

Road Safety
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20mph speed limits are ignored by drivers unless paired with speed humps

Researchers found that roads which enforce ‘speed zones’ – using humps or chicanes as well as 20mph signage – reduce…

Road Safety
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‘Significant hardcore’ continue to use mobile phones – RAC

Th2 2019 RAC Report on Motoring, published on 14 October, found the use of mobile phones to be the top…

Other
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You should be fined for leaving your engine on when parked, say drivers

In fact, 44% of 2,130 members surveyed by the RAC would like fines handed out to those who refuse to…

Fuel
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How have oil refinery fires in Saudi Arabia impacted petrol prices?

This makes for two consecutive monthly drops, data from RAC Fuel Watch* shows. In fact the price of unleaded at 127.95p is…

Government Investment
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Government announces £25bn improvements to English roads – what will it be spent on?

The proposed upgrades will target major roads as part of an “infrastructure revolution”, with work set to be carried out over…

Other
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MOT fail: Drivers wrongly believe test pass guarantees safety

According to a recent survey, 47% of drivers wrongly believe their car will be safe for 12 months when issued…

Other
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Car makers are scrapping handbrakes and replacing them with electronic systems

New research suggests mechanical handbrakes will join the likes of manual windows, chokes and cassette players as a relic from…

Other
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Mechanic ‘corner-cutting’ could be putting drivers at risk

Drivers are being warned to watch out for these lazy shortcuts when taking their car into the garage for a…