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Almost 60,000 plug-in grant cars on the road 17 Jun 2016

The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid has extended its lead over the Nissan Leaf as the most popular ultra-low carbon car or van on the road.
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Outlander PHEV

Average speed cameras covering hundreds of miles of British roads 31 May 2016

More than 250 miles of roads in Great Britain are now being regularly monitored by average speed cameras.
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Open road - highlight

Ministers look to let learner drivers on motorway 12 May 2016

The RAC Foundation has welcomed the publication of the Motoring Services Strategy which promises to consult on letting learner drivers go on motorways if accompanied by an approved instructor. 
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Driving licence needed for one in six jobs 20 Apr 2016

Almost one in six jobs requires the applicant to be able to drive. The RAC Foundation has analysed a snapshot of the government’s employment database and found that of the 847,000 vacancies
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Does dirty diesel scrappage scheme stack up? 11 Apr 2016

A scrappage scheme aimed at removing the dirtiest diesel cars from the roads would have to be on a huge scale to have any significant effect.
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Scottish councils make £36 million 'parking profit' 01 Apr 2016

Local authorities in Scotland made a £36.1 million surplus or ‘profit’ from their parking activities in 2014/15. This is 6% higher than in the previous financial year when £34 million was reported.
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Lighter days usher in darker times for child road safety 29 Mar 2016

The weekend clock change has brought us another step closer to the most dangerous time of the year for children on the roads. Historical data shows
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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
Data

Oil price over time

This chart shows the price of Brent crude over the past 12 months both in US dollars and pound sterling. Hover over the lines to get precise data values.

Oil price over time
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 DECC data published each Tuesday.

UK pump prices over time
Publications

Saving lives by lowering drink-drive limit

Around 25 lives could have been saved across Great Britain this year, if England and Wales had followed the example of Scotland and cut the drink-drive limit.

Saving lives by lowering drink-drive limit
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Most drivers back drive-safe mode mobiles

Three in five drivers would be happy to use a ‘vehicle safe mode’ on their mobile phones and other electronic devices they bring into their car in order to avoid being distracted. The data comes from an Ipsos MORI survey for the RAC Foundation.

Most drivers back drive-safe mode mobiles
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Council parking ‘profits’ leap to a new record

English councils have made another record surplus from their parking activities, hitting almost £700 million.

Council parking ‘profits’ leap to a new record
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