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Ministers reveal details of local road spending 28 Nov 2016

£175 million to be spent on improving up to 50 of England's most dangerous routes.
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Welsh parking profits rise 14% 17 Nov 2016

Local authorities in Wales made a combined surplus – or ‘profit’ - of £13.8 million on their parking activities in the last financial year. 
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Points and fine for first phone use offence 08 Nov 2016

The government has announced that it will double the penalties for drivers who use a handheld mobile at the wheel and also deny first-time offenders the chance of undertaking a remedial course.
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Pothole compensation claim made every seventeen minutes 13 Oct 2016

Drivers made at least 31,483 claims against councils for vehicle damage caused by poor road conditions in the last financial year. This equates to a claim being submitted every seventeen minutes in 2015/16.
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New call to lower the drink-drive limit 10 Oct 2016

A coalition of road safety charities, emergency services and health groups  - including the RAC Foundation - have today made fresh calls for MPs to reduce the drink driving limit in England and Wales.
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Effectiveness of average speed cameras 30 Sep 2016

The use of average speed cameras has been found, on average, to cut the number of crashes resulting in death or serious injury by more than a third. Research for the RAC Foundation by Road Safety
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Ultra-green car league table 14 Sep 2016

The Mitsubishi Outlander plug-in hybrid continues to dominate the ultra-low carbon car and van league table with 21,708 of the vehicles licensed in the UK at the end of Q2 2016. The Outlander makes
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Outlander PHEV
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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
Publications

Would dirty diesel scrappage scheme do much for air quality?

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.

Would dirty diesel scrappage scheme do much for air quality?
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 BEIS data published each Tuesday.

UK pump prices over time
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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
Data

The cost of filling up over time

The cost of filling up over time
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