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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 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.

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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
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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
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Vehicle Excise Duty - response to HM Treasury call for evidence 07 Sep 2020

The RAC Foundation has responded to a call for evidence from HM Treasury regarding Vehicle Excise Duty (VED). Since 2001 the ongoing level of VED payable has been based on emissions bands. However,
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Green light for greater use of connected vehicle tech 07 Sep 2020

The RAC Foundation is supporting trials of connected vehicle technology which could reduce congestion and cut emissions. The State of the Connected Nation report from the Transport Technology Forum
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Government regulation of private parking firms a step closer 02 Sep 2020

Official regulation of the private parking sector has moved a step closer after the government has launched a consultation on a binding Code of Practice that to replace self regulation. Amongst the
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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 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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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

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