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Summer holiday road hotspots revealed 19 Jul 2017

The A458 west of Shrewsbury heading towards Snowdonia sees the biggest seasonal increase in traffic on England’s major A roads. During the summer it carries almost a quarter (23.1%)
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Miles Better report wins economics prize 13 Jul 2017

An entry backed 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 replaces fuel duty and VED.
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Cost of catastrophic injury claims pushing up insurance premiums 06 Jul 2017

Personal injury pay outs seventeen times higher than in some other European countries are forcing up the cost of insurance for drivers, particularly young ones. Meeting the long-term care costs of
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Eight thousand mile major road network formed 05 Jul 2017

The RAC Foundation has welcomed government plans to double the strategic road network to around 8,000 miles to create a new Major Road Network which will include many routes which are under the
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Weekly fuel fact sheet 24 Jul 2017

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
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Publications

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
Publications

Could a targeted diesel scrappage scheme work?

A diesel scrappage scheme aimed at taking the most polluting cars off the road is likely to be costly and ineffective.

Could a targeted diesel scrappage scheme work?
Data

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
Data

Fuel prices: wholesale v pump

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

Fuel prices: wholesale v pump
Publications

RACF briefs MPs on young driver insurance

The RAC Foundation has appeared before the House of Commons Petitions Committee as part of its inquiry into the cost of car insurance for young people. The inquiry was triggered after more than 180,000 people signed a petition calling for the cost of car insurance for young drivers to be capped.

RACF briefs MPs on young driver insurance
Data

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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