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Safer Roads Fund gains royal recognition 22 Nov 2021

The RAC Foundation, the Road Safety Foundation and the Department for Transport have won a Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for their “fine example of collaboration” and the “outs
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Plug-in vehicle fact sheet 15 Nov 2021

See how many plug-in cars, vans and taxis there are on the UK's roads and how many public charge points are available with this fact sheet. More information on which vehicles are on the road can be fo
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Ministers propose Road Collision Investigation Branch after RACF trial 28 Oct 2021

A new body to investigate and learn lessons from road collisions is a step closer to being established following a pilot scheme involving the RAC Foundation, the government has announced. A Roa
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New road vehicle CO2 emissions - response to DfT green paper 28 Sep 2021

The RAC Foundation fully supports the government’s attempts to decarbonise road transport and backed, with caveats, the move to halt the sale of new petrol and diesel cars in the UK in 2030.  Co
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Simplicity key to any future road user charging, RACF tells MPs 20 Oct 2021

The RAC Foundation has told a parliamentary hearing that if the government decides to introduce a system of road user charging to replace fuel duty as more and more cars become electric then it should
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Hazard perception tests that are virtually real 31 Aug 2021

Using virtual reality (VR) headsets in driver hazard perception is just as good as, and in some conditions better than, single screen tests at differentiating between safe and less-safe drivers, with
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Cars parked 23 hours a day 08 Jul 2021

The average car or van in England is driven just 4% of the time, a figure that has barely changed in quarter of a century. For the rest of the time the car or van is either parked at home (73%) or
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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