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English council parking profits dip as Covid bites 23 Jan 2021

Councils in England made a combined surplus (profit) of £891 million from parking in 2019-20. This was 4.6% lower than the £934 million profit made in the previous year. The analysis by the RA
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Who uses the M25?   21 Dec 2020

Only a small proportion (14%) of car and taxi trips on the M25 – one of the longest and busiest ring roads in the world – bypass London completely and are made by people
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New data framework looks to accelerate car clubs 16 Dec 2020

A data sharing framework for car clubs would shed new light on how they are used in the capital and elsewhere, according to a new report by London Councils, RAC Foundation and the Urban Systems Lab at
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Speed offence detection and disposal 2019-20 16 Dec 2020

In 2019 - 2020, 2,584,569 speeding offences were detected in England and Wales, an 8% increase on the previous 12 months. Over the last five years, acts of illegal speeding detected have incre
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An electrifying trip around Scotland 13 Dec 2020

The North Coast 500 is a circular drive through the wild and remote beauty of the Scottish Highlands. It attracts visitors from around the world, but can it be done on electric power only? The answ
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International review of road collision investigation approaches 01 Dec 2020

A UK Road Collision Investigation Branch (RCIB) "should be established as an impartial investigator, independent from the existing judicial investigation process operated by the police." The RCIB s
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2030 ban on sales of new petrol and diesel cars 18 Nov 2020

The government has announced that sales of new petrol and diesel cars and vans will end by 2030. The announcement comes as part of a 10-point plan for a “green industrial revolution”. Orig
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More not less driver training needed for semi-automated cars 04 Nov 2020

A new study by the University of Nottingham and the RAC Foundation suggests that behavioural training for drivers is paramount for the transition into the next stage of automated vehicles, known a
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Roads policing review - response to the DfT call for evidence 06 Oct 2020

A 'systems thinking approach' to roads policing and road safety is likely to be the next big step in cutting casualties on the highway. In its response to the Department for Transport's call for ev
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Data Driven 2020 Data Driven 2020

The RAC Foundation’s annual Data Driven conference, held at the end of the year, brings together academics, analysts, researchers and policy makers to better understand transport through Big Data. Covid-19 meant that the 2020 event went online. Click this box to learn more.

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Oil price over time

Oil price over time
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Pump prices over time

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