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Four million more on roads within 25 years

24/11/2011

There will be at least four million more cars on the UK’s roads in the next twenty-five years as the population grows by more than ten million.

RAC launches young drivers report

18/07/2013

Research carried out by the RAC Foundation has shown that placing conditions on the licences of young drivers could reduce fatal accidents amongst this group by more than 50%.

Pothole claims reach £3.2m

26/01/2015

UK motorists claimed more than £3 million compensation for pothole damage last year, according to a survey carried out by the RAC Foundation.

RAC Foundation: Motorists could reclaim ‘millions’ in illegal parking fines

23/02/2015

Motorists could be entitled to tens of millions of pounds in refunds after the RAC Foundation discovered that thousands of drivers are likely to have been illegally penalised for parking too long on private land.

Pothole claims reach £270,000 in the south east

04/03/2015

Three councils in the south east paid out more in compensation for pothole damage in 2013/14 compared to 2012/13.

Gooding to lead RAC Foundation

05/03/2015

Steve Gooding has been appointed as the new director of the RAC Foundation.

RAC and PACTS report shows varied road casualty rates

26/05/2015

Progress made in cutting death and injury on roads across the UK has varied dramatically over the past five years, according to a report carried out by the RAC Foundation and the Parliamentary Advisory Committee for Transport Safety (PACTS).

RAC calls for road safety targets

21/09/2015

New casualty reduction targets need to be introduced if the recent increase in people being hurt on the roads is not to be repeated, according to the RAC Foundation.

RAC Foundation reveals pothole compensation claims

29/09/2015

Drivers made a pothole compensation claim every 18 minutes during the last financial year, according to information released by the RAC Foundation.

Local road spending at lowest level for a decade

24/11/2015

Capital spending on local roads in England is at its lowest level for well over a decade.

Over 4,000 miles of road have no mobile coverage

02/12/2015

Almost 4,600 miles of British roads have no mobile phone coverage, according to research carried out by the RAC Foundation.

Study shows pothole compensation claim made every 17 minutes

13/10/2016

A study carried out by the RAC Foundation shows that drivers made at least 31,483 claims against councils for vehicle damage caused by poor road conditions in the last financial year.

£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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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