Potholes are motorists top driving concern, says new RAC report

Anger with the poor state of Britain’s local roads has reached its highest point in nine years with half of drivers (49%) surveyed for the RAC’s annual Report on Motoring listing it as a top motoring concern, making it the single biggest issue by a considerable distance this year. Concern among drivers is now at […]

RAC urges Chancellor to consider refreshed plug-in car grant

The RAC has called for the Chancellor to consider a refreshed plug-in car grant to help more drivers afford to be able to switch to electric cars sooner, Following new figures out this week from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) on new car registrations, RAC spokesperson Rod Dennis said: “Following a record-breaking […]

Fatal road collisions caused by distraction, impairment and speed at ten-year high

Latest road casualty statistics show that road casualties showed signs of a return to pre-pandemic trend last year, increasing compared to 2020 and 2021 when casualty numbers were low, largely as a result of periods of lockdown leading to a reduction in road traffic. In reported road collisions in Great Britain in 2022, the final […]

Road treatment and resurfacing falls to lowest level in five years

The number of miles of road in England resurfaced or given life-extending treatment is at its lowest point in five years, RAC analysis of government data has revealed. In 2021/2022 figures show just 1,123 miles of all types of road were resurfaced compared to 1,588 in 2017/2018 – this equates to a 29% reduction (465 […]

FairCharge and RAC call for Government to back UK’s first EV charging charter

Electric vehicle and renewable energy campaign group FairCharge, in partnership with the RAC, have created the UK’s first charter for electric vehicle public charging with the aim of improving the reliability, transparency, accessibility, and usability of the UK’s rapidly growing charging network. Supported by Robert Llewellyn’s Fully Charged Show, trade body Recharge UK, and EV […]

Asda displays live fuel prices

Asda has become the first supermarket to publish local fuel prices online, aiming to allow motorists to check the price of petrol or diesel before they get in their car. The supermarket has confirmed that fuel prices at each filling station will be available alongside other key information on the Asda Store Locator pages https://storelocator.asda.com/ The […]

UK drivers say foreign roads put ours to shame

An overwhelming majority of UK drivers think the roads they’ve driven on in other European countries “put the UK’s potholed-plagued streets to shame”. New RAC Europe research found as many as 72% of drivers surveyed who have experience of driving abroad think the condition of roads – such as the number and severity of potholes […]

RAC warns of nearly 13m getaway trips as schools break up for summer

As schools in England and Wales break up for summer drivers are set to make an estimated 12.6m getaway trips by car this coming weekend, a figure that exceeds the average annual exodus before the pandemic, data from the RAC suggests. Saturday is expected to see the largest volume of leisure travellers on the road, […]

RAC describes unease over parking machine removal

Nearly one-in-five drivers (19%) say their local authority has either scrapped parking payment machines or is consulting on doing so, forcing them to use mobile phones to pay instead, new RAC research reveals. The survey of 1,900 UK drivers found that one-in-nine (11%) reported some or all parking payment machines had already been removed by […]


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