Publications
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Council bridge maintenance backlog grows 07 Jan 2019

The one-off cost of clearing the total maintenance backlog for the near 72,000 council-managed road bridges in Great Britain has increased by a third. Analysis by the RAC Foundation of data for the
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Council response times to potholes 18 Jan 2019

The fastest-acting councils in Great Britain aim to fill in the most severe potholes in their roads within minutes. Cumbria, Flintshire and South Lanarkshire aim to act “immediately” to repair
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Development of the UK public chargepoint network 10 Dec 2018

Widespread confusion over how fast electric vehicles can be ‘refuelled’ could be undermining efforts to provide an adequate public chargepoint network. The latest battery-only cars need only fi
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Clock changes and personal injury collisions 27 Oct 2018

The October clock change will lead to an increase of some 20 more road crashes per day in Great Britain in which someone is hurt, past experience suggests. Analysis of police data from the past six
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The impact of introducing E10 petrol 23 Jul 2018

Hundreds of thousands of cars in Great Britain are currently E10 incompatible. Analysis by the RAC Foundation suggests that if the biofuel element in petrol was raised from the current 5% to 10% th
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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