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Patchy mobile signal could leave drivers empty at the EV pump

08/04/2024

Britain’s patchy phone signal coverage means drivers of electric vehicles could fail to ‘fill up’ at thousands of chargepoints, new research has found.

RAC Foundation/ADEPT: Record result in UK bridges poll

27/03/2024

The latest RAC Foundation 'state of the nation' bridges survey has recorded the lowest proportion of substandard bridges since the poll began in 2016.

RAC Foundation: Connected vehicle market needs a mixed economy

27/07/2023

A new report from the RAC Foundation outlines the public and private sector funding models needed to grow the connected vehicle services market and realise wider societal benefits.

RAC Foundation/ADEPT survey: Bridge backlog rises to almost £6bn

17/03/2023

Great Britain is facing a total bridge maintenance backlog of close to £6bn, an increase of some £400m, as the nation saw another 14 partial bridge collapses over the last year.

Carbon cuts without mileage cuts 'a monumental challenge'

28/02/2023

The UK doesn't need to drive less to reach its climate change goals but...battery electric vehicles may need to jump from 2% to 35% of the total fleet by 2030, according to new modelling.

Graduated driver licensing 'could save thousands of lives'

14/10/2022

A new study has found that graduated driver licensing (GDL) can improve road safety while having 'minimal impact' on new drivers’ access to education, employment and social activities.

Local bridge standards decline and full collapses increase

24/03/2022

The number of substandard local road bridges across Great Britain has increased for the second year running to reach 3,211, according to a major survey.

ADEPT/RAC Foundation: Council bridges decline as scour checks fall

29/01/2021

The number of substandard road bridges managed by councils across Great Britain is increasing, new research shows.

RAC Foundation helps code for safer roads

07/01/2021

The RAC Foundation has published a self-help training manual for the use of the statistical programming language R for road safety analysis.

Job’s a Gooding: Steve to be CILT president

17/12/2020

Highways columnist Steve Gooding will be the president of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK for 2021.

RAC Foundation appoints new chair

06/05/2020

The RAC Foundation has announced that Neville Jackson – former chief technology and innovation officer at the consultancy Ricardo PLC - has taken over as its chair from Joe Greenwell CBE.

Older drivers 'should be helped, not tested'

27/01/2020

The RAC Foundation has called for older drivers to be offered higher levels of in-car technology rather any system of mass retesting.

The sense of a road ending

27/01/2020

Former director at the Department for Transport and current RAC Foundation director Steve Gooding discusses when and how we should hang up the keys.

RAC Foundation making progress on collision investigation branch

27/11/2018

The RAC Foundation is making progress on the Department for Transport sponsored Road Collision Investigation Project, with the police forces involved, and their allocations from the £480,000 government grant, due to be finalised in early 2019.

Comment: 1,792 people deserve action

18/06/2018

Former director of the Department for Transport and current director of the RAC Foundation, Steve Gooding, talks about life’s hardest lessons.

Crash investigation teams to be trialled

13/06/2018

The Government has announced a three-year trial under which dedicated investigation teams will be deployed to UK roads to analyse the cause of road collisions.

Cutting ribbons on old roads

23/03/2018

Steve Gooding, former director at the Department for Transport and current director of the RAC Foundation, argues that highway maintenance still does not get the support it deserves.

More than 3,000 British road bridges substandard - RAC Foundation

10/03/2017

More than 3,000 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are substandard, according to research by the RAC Foundation.

Learner drivers to take lessons on motorways under new proposals

03/01/2017

Transport Minister Andrew Jones has set out plans to allow learner drivers to have driving lessons on motorways before passing their test.  

£756m surplus from council parking

13/12/2016

Westminster had the largest parking surplus in 2015/16 of £55.9 million with the amount of money left over from council parking operations during this period reaching a record high of £756m.

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