The motoring research organisation
Coronavirus update

The RAC Foundation team is continuing to work from home. The main office phone is not manned. If you have the mobile number of the staff member you need to contact then please use that. Alternatively email using the details on the “About” page. Otherwise get in touch using info@racfoundation.org.

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 2019, 25,975 people – an average of 71 per day – were seriously injured on Britain’s roads with the vast majority requiring hospital treatment. A further 1,748 were killed.

description description

Clean air schemes map 08 Oct 2020

There are now a number of confirmed and proposed clean air schemes in UK towns and cities aimed at reducing harmful emissions from road transport which contribute to poor air quality. The majority of
Read More

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
Read More

Driven by information  01 Oct 2020

Everyday technology already installed in vehicles or added by drivers could enable a range of connected services to be developed and deployed, making driving smoother and safer and traffic management
Read More

Road resilience in adverse weather 14 Sep 2020

The RAC Foundation is asking the roads regulator to ensure that Highways England is doing all that it can to protect its network from the impacts of extreme weather. In a letter to the Office of Ra
Read More

Almost 1 in 10 vans are used for leisure 10 Sep 2020

Almost one in ten (9%) of the four million vans in Great Britain are typically used for recreational/leisure and holiday purposes, a survey from the Department for Transport suggests. That compares
Read More

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
Read More

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
Read More
Data

Oil price over time

Oil price over time
Data

Pump prices over time

Pump prices over time
Data

Plug-in vehicles on the road

Plug-in vehicles on the road
Research

New car mileage

New car mileage
Data

Wholesale fuel prices v pump prices

Wholesale fuel prices v pump prices
Data

Motoring price index

Motoring price index