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Patchwork approach to speed enforcement 18 Nov 2017

Analysis for the RAC Foundation and the Daily Mail has revealed large differences between the 43 police forces of England and Wales in the way they enforce speed limits and dispose of speeding cases.
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MOToring Along 16 Nov 2017

Research for the RAC Foundation has added weight to the argument that scrapping the oldest cars owned by people living in towns and cities would have a negligible effect on air quality. Unique
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Welsh council parking ‘profits’ nudge higher 10 Nov 2017

Local authorities in Wales made a combined surplus – or ‘profit’ - of £14 million on their parking activities in the last financial year. The figure for 2016-17 was 1.4%
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Drivers receiving 12 million penalties annually 25 Oct 2017

Up to twelve million driving licence holders receive a penalty notice each year, the equivalent of one every 2.5 seconds. This means as many as a third (30%) of Britain’s 40 million drivers now
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Vnuk consultation response 20 Oct 2017

Plans to extend the need for car insurance to owners of vehicles which only operate on private land risk increasing insurance premiums for all drivers, says the RAC Foundation. In 2014 the European
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Big variation in speeding course fees 20 Oct 2017

There are big differences in what drivers can expect to pay for speed awareness courses depending on where they live. Speeding motorists attending courses in Northamptonshire pay
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Tackling high-risk regional roads 12 Oct 2017

Fifty of the UK’s highest-risk local authority A-roads are on track to becoming safer, thanks to the work of the Road Safety Foundation, supported by the RAC Foundation and the Department for
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Public nervous about intelligent cars taking control from drivers 04 Oct 2017

Half (50%) of Britons are concerned about future driver-assistance technologies taking too much control away from the driver. This compares with just one in five (20%) who are unconcerned.
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Ultra-low emission vehicle infrastructure

Potential purchasers of electric cars tempted by the benefits of quickly-improving battery capacity might still hesitate if the public charge point network doesn’t keep pace with changing technology.

While range-anxiety is set to become a thing of the past, without widespread, reliable and simple-to-use charge points the practicalities of ‘filling up’ electric cars could limit the mass-market appeal of ultra-green vehicles.

Ultra-low emission vehicle infrastructure
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Plug-in car grant claims

The government's Plug-in Car Grant scheme has been running since 1 January 2011. Under the scheme buyers of cars emitting less than 75 gCO2/km are eleigible for a grant of up to £5,000 (or 25% of the vehicle purchase price).

Plug-in car grant claims
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Fuel prices: wholesale v pump

Plotting the cost of fuel on the forecourt and at the refinery gate.

Fuel prices: wholesale v pump
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UK pump prices over time

This chart tracks the changes in petrol and diesel prices over time (weekly, rolling ten year period) and is based on BEIS data published each Tuesday.

UK pump prices over time
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Wolfson winning entry - could per-mile charge be new motoring taxation?

An entry contributed to by the RAC Foundation has won the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize. Gergely Raccuja receives £250,000 for his idea that a per-mile charge collected by insurers should replace fuel duty and VED.

Wolfson winning entry - could per-mile charge be new motoring taxation?
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Weekly fuel fact sheet

Each week the RAC Foundation publishes its latest fuel fact sheet which sets out the latest pump prices, rates of fuel taxation and cost of crude oil. More detailed and interactive fuel charts are available in the data section.

Weekly fuel fact sheet
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