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Weekend to see traffic surge as lockdown eases

02/07/2020

More than 10 million cars are predicted to be on the roads in England this weekend, as the easing of lockdown restrictions allows for overnight stays.

Average speed cameras 'better at slowing cars down'

02/07/2018

A new survey suggests that 79% of drivers think average speed cameras are better at slowing traffic than traditional fixed ones.

RAC criticises lack of cash for local roads as bids open for £840m cash pot

13/03/2018

The chancellor has opened bidding on an £840m cash pot from the Transforming Cities Fund for improving transport in English cities, but the RAC said motorists would be very disappointed that he did not address the condition of local roads.

LGA warns 2017 could be ‘tipping point’ year for potholes

09/01/2017

Local authorities have warned that 2017 could represent a tipping point for potholes with new analysis showing the repair bill could reach £14 billion within two years. 

Government to introduce harsher penalties for mobile phone use

08/11/2016

The government has announced that anyone caught using a handheld mobile phone whilst driving will be fined £200 and receive six points on their licence – a doubling of the existing penalty.

RAC analysis shows quality of local roads has deteriorated

30/07/2016

Statistical analysis of the RAC’s pothole-related call-outs over the last 10 years shows that the quality of Britain’s roads has deteriorated substantially over time.

Revenue from car tax falls by £93m

21/07/2016

Revenue from vehicle excise duty has fallen by £93 million in the year following the abolition of the paper tax disc, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s newly published annual report and accounts show*.

Roads sector welcomes Grayling appointment

20/07/2016

The appointment of Chris Grayling as the government’s new Transport Secretary has been welcomed by the highways sector.

Transport Committee calls for halt on ‘all lane running’ schemes

30/06/2016

Motorway hard shoulders should not be used as permanent driving lanes, MPs on the Transport Select Committee have warned.

Motorists want harsher penalties for illegal phone use

13/06/2016

Research carried out by the RAC has found that the majority of motorists want more severe penalties for illegal phone use while driving.

RAC welcomes smart motorway safety review

11/05/2016

The RAC has welcomed Highways England's review into the distance between emergency rescue areas on smart motorways.

Use of mobile phones at the wheel still rife

25/04/2016

Ninety-five per cent of motorists regularly see other drivers fiddling with handheld mobile phones at the wheel whilst in standstill traffic.  

Motorists support residents’ parking schemes

13/04/2016

Almost half of motorists are in favour of residents’ parking schemes despite realising they just shift the problem to another area.

Motorists avoiding UK's motorways

02/02/2016

One in five drivers (eight million) rarely venture on to the motorway while 380,000 say they never do, research carried out by the RAC has found.

Increase in vehicles damaged by potholes

22/01/2016

The RAC has reported a 24% year-on-year increase in the number of call-outs to vehicles that have suffered damage due to potholed roads and poor surfaces.

Britain’s bridges feeling the strain

18/11/2015

Almost 2,400 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are sub-standard, according to RAC research.

Prosecutions for motorists using a mobile while driving fall

19/10/2015

The number of motorists being prosecuted for using their mobile phone while driving has fallen by almost 50%, according to official figures seen by the RAC.

Use of dash cams doubles

12/10/2015

UK motorists’ use of dash cams has more than doubled in the last year, according to research carried out by the RAC.

Motorists concerned about condition of local roads

08/09/2015

The condition of local roads has been named as drivers top motoring concern, according to a report carried out by the RAC.

RAC predicts ‘Black Friday’ as millions take to the road

17/07/2015

Millions of motorists are set to take to the roads this evening (Friday 17 July) with the RAC predicting gridlock and delays for many on the busiest routes.

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