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Substandard council bridges on the rise 19 Jan 2018

Almost 3,500 council-maintained road bridges in Great Britain are substandard. Analysis of data for the 2016-17 financial year - received from 204 of the 207 local highway authorities in England, Scotland and Wales - found that 3,441 structures over 1.5m in span are not fit to carry the heaviest vehicles now seen on our roads, including lorries of up to 44 tonnes.
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MOToring Along 16 Nov 2017

Research for the RAC Foundation has added weight to the argument that scrapping the oldest cars owned by people living in towns and cities would have a negligible effect on air quality. Unique
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Council parking revenue in Wales 2016/17 10 Nov 2017

Local authorities in Wales made a combined surplus – or ‘profit’ - of £14 million on their parking activities in the last financial year. The figure for 2016-17 was 1.4%
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Automated road traffic enforcement 25 Oct 2017

Up to twelve million driving licence holders receive a penalty notice each year – the equivalent of one every 2.5 seconds. This means as many as a third (30%) of Britain’s 40 million
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Tackling high-risk regional roads 12 Oct 2017

Fifty of the UK’s highest-risk local authority A-roads are on track to becoming safer, thanks to the work of the Road Safety Foundation, supported by the RAC Foundation and the Department for
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Ultra-low emission vehicle infrastructure 28 Sep 2017

Potential purchasers of electric cars tempted by the benefits of quickly-improving battery capacity might still hesitate if the public charge point network doesn’t keep pace with changing
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RACF contributes to winning Wolfson prize entry 14 Jul 2017

An entry contributed to by the RAC Foundation has won the 2017 Wolfson Economics Prize. Gergely Raccuja receives £250,000 for his idea that a per-mile charge collected by insurers should
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Weekly fuel fact sheet 15 Jan 2018

Each week the RAC Foundation publishes its latest fuel fact sheet which sets out the latest pump prices, rates of fuel taxation and cost of crude oil. More detailed and interactive fuel charts are
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Research is at the core of what the RAC Foundation does. Each year we commission experts in their fields to carry out studies which fit into one of four broad categories associated with motoring and road use: mobility, safety, economics and the environment. Research is also carried out in-house.

Economy

Economy

Environment

Environment

Mobility

Mobility

Safety

Safety