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Most drivers back car-safe mode mobile phones 31 Dec 2015

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.
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Cutting drink-drive limit could have saved 25 lives this year 16 Dec 2015

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. A reduction from

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Council parking ‘profits’ leap to a new record 07 Dec 2015

English councils have made another record surplus from their parking activities, hitting almost £700 million.
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Where help is rather more than a phone call away 30 Nov 2015

Almost 4,600 miles of British roads have no 2G mobile phone coverage from any network provider meaning drivers couldn’t call for help in the case of a breakdown, accident or emergency. The
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England's local roads: their condition and funding 24 Nov 2015

Capital spending on local roads in England is at its lowest level for well over a decade. In the last two financial years £1.8 billion has been spent annually on capital works which include
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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
Press

Ultra-green cars on the road

The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid remains the most common ultra-green car on the road in the UK. However overall sales growth of the greenest vehicles slowed in the last quarter.

Ultra-green cars on the road
Publications

Are parking penalties on private land fair?

Hundreds of thousands of drivers are likely to have been illegally penalised for overstaying their welcome whilst parked on private land. The motorists could be entitled to repayments totalling many tens of millions of pounds if a court finds in their favour.

Are parking penalties on private land fair?
Publications

Transport appraisal: money v politics

This paper by Tom Worsley and Peter Mackie investigates the interaction and tensions between transport policy, the appraisal process and decision-making.

Transport appraisal: money v politics
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