RAC

Road Safety
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Young Driver Focus 2020

This one-day conference is unique by being focused on cutting young driver casualties by specifically addressing key road safety issues…

Fuel
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Bristol could become the UK’s first city to ban diesel vehicles

Diesels would initially be prohibited from entering a central area of the city between 7am and 3pm every day from…

Fuel
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SUVs named as second biggest cause of global emissions rise

In the period between 2010 and 2018, SUVs more than doubled their market share from 17% to 39%, emitting more…

Road Safety
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61% of passengers admit being ‘on edge’ with family and friends’ speed

Interestingly, almost a third (29%) wouldn’t ask their driver to slow down, suggesting many motorists are driving on unaware of…

Other
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Drivers are to blame for smart motorway crash statistics, not new road design – suggests roads chief

Jim O’Sullivan, the chief executive of Highways England cited examples of motorists stopping to exchange contact details after minor shunts…

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…