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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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Number of substandard road bridges 28 Feb 2020

The number of substandard road bridges managed by councils across Great Britain has fallen slightly over the past year, RAC Foundation analysis shows. Local authorities in England, Scotland and Wal
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EV fuel costs for a set journey 26 Feb 2020

The fuel costs of driving a battery-electric car over a set distance can vary by as much as nine times depending when and where the vehicle is recharged. RAC Foundation analysis shows overnight cha
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Supporting older driver mobility 27 Jan 2020

Offering higher levels of intuitive in-car technology to older drivers is likely to be more helpful in keeping them safe on the road than any system of mass retesting. There are already 5.5 million
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Effectiveness of UK road safety behaviour change interventions 13 Nov 2019

Big challenges remain in ensuring universal, high-standard evaluation of behaviour change interventions aimed at making people safer on the roads. Many practitioners feel that they lack a professio
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Keeping young drivers safe during early licensure 16 Sep 2019

In-car cameras and black box technology that record young drivers could cut crash rates if the information is shared with parents. Evidence from America suggests the combined use of dash cams and â
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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