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RAC patrols lead call for more maintenance cash

08/12/2011

RAC patrolmen are unhappy about the state of the country's roads.

RAC warning over road safety budget cuts

10/03/2011

Britain should be braced for a possible increase in the number of road deaths because of cuts to the road safety budget and traffic growth caused by economic recovery.

Number of traffic police falls by 23%

09/02/2015

There has been a 23% reduction in the number of police dedicated to enforcing traffic offences in England and Wales in the last five years.

RAC calls for more technology to cut young driver accidents

14/05/2015

A report by the RAC Foundation is calling for a young driver green paper, because of the numbers of teenagers killing or injuring hundreds of their young friends and family each year.

Figures show increase in road casualties

25/06/2015

Figures released by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that there has been an increase in overall road casualties in Britain for the first time in 18 years.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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*.

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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