More than half (53%) of drivers with garages surveyed for the RAC said they never put their cars in them.
The RAC said many roads “resemble the surface of the moon” after receiving 4,694 call-outs for vehicles likely damaged by potholes between January and March.
Motorists’ biggest concern in 2020 was the poor state of local roads, according to new research.(more…)
Access to a car has become more important to the majority of drivers (57%) due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a new survey.
The majority of motorists back tougher prison sentences for killer drivers, a new survey suggests.
Nearly a fifth (18%) of young drivers admit to video calling while behind the wheel, a new survey suggests.
Holidaymakers planning to get away over the long weekend could be in for a slow journey as 18 million leisure journeys are expected between Friday and Monday.(more…)
One in seven drivers plan to make full use of the six-month MOT extension, a new survey suggests.
Gwent Police caught motorists driving at speeds in excess of 130mph.
More than a third of UK drivers (35%) say they are more dependent on using their car than 12 months ago, with public transport too often seen as an expensive and unreliable alternative, according to data released as part of the latest RAC Report on Motoring.(more…)
Petrol prices fell in September despite fears that refinery fires in Saudi Arabia would cause costs to soar.
There has been a huge fall in the number of uninsured drivers caught on Britain’s roads, according to new government data.
The UK’s four big supermarkets have raised the price of petrol almost every day for three months – including on days when other retailers managed to lower their prices.(more…)
RAC develops UK’s first lightweight charger to deliver a ‘journey-saving’ boost to electric vehicles
In readiness for the UK’s expected electric vehicle boom, the RAC has developed a EV Boost system – the first lightweight mobile electric vehicle (EV) charger capable of giving stranded out-of-charge cars a power boost from one of its standard orange roadside rescue vans.
The RAC has developed and launched new industry-leading equipment that effectively brings flatbed recovery capability to its breakdown patrol vans, potentially saving hundreds of thousands of drivers time and stress every year.
The RAC has signed a new five-year contract to provide roadside assistance services to Groupe PSA, the second largest car manufacturer in Europe.
The average price of petrol rose for the second month in row with a litre going up by 2p in March to 122.58p, data from RAC Fuel Watch shows.