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The RAC Foundation supports the Government’s message for all drivers to #takeextracare when they do take to the road so as not to risk death and injury and put further strain on the NHS. In 2018, 25,511 people – an average of 70 per day – were seriously injured on Britain’s roads with the vast majority requiring hospital treatment.

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Lorry traffic close to pre-Coronavirus levels 08 Jul 2020

Lorry traffic on Monday this week was back to 97% of what it was pre-lockdown according to government data. Van traffic was also close to levels not seen since 23 March this year when the Prime Min
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Private parking tickets up by a quarter 06 Jul 2020

Private parking firms issued almost a quarter (24%) more tickets in 2019-20 compared with the previous 12 months. Companies handed out 8.4 million tickets to British drivers during the last financi
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New garden towns could have car dependency built in 16 Jun 2020

Hundreds of thousands of residents in new garden towns and villages could be left car dependent rather than having a good choice of public transport and active travel options. Research by Transport
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Future mobility for rural communities 10 Jun 2020

Creating innovative solutions to the travel problems facing those living in rural communities has been the focus of the latest challenge set by the RAC Foundation and Royal Automobile Club to students
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New chair for RAC Foundation 06 May 2020

Neville Jackson – formerly chief technology and innovation officer at the engineering and environmental consultancy Ricardo PLC - has taken over as chair of the RAC Foundation. He succeeded Joe G
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Number of diesel cars drops 30 Apr 2020

The number of diesel cars in Britain has fallen for the first time in at least 25 years, government data shows. In 2019 there were 12.29 million diesels on the roads. This compares with 12.4 millio
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New car mileage 28 Apr 2020

The newest cars in Great Britain do an average of 10,377 miles in each of the first three years after they are registered. That’s the equivalent of 28 miles per day. However, there are big dif
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EV fuel costs for a set journey 26 Feb 2020

The fuel costs of driving a battery-electric car over a set distance can vary by as much as nine times depending when and where the vehicle is recharged. RAC Foundation analysis shows overnight cha
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Oil price over time
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Pump prices over time
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Plug-in vehicles on the road

Plug-in vehicles on the road
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New car mileage

New car mileage
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Wholesale fuel prices v pump prices

Wholesale fuel prices v pump prices
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Motoring price index

Motoring price index