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“Blueprint for a gridlocked economy” Road pricing - delivering the economy? CPRE and the RAC Foundation say 70% of rural road signs are unnecessary Warning: UK commutes pose significant hazards Comment on Road Casualties Great Britain 2006 Money for nothing Road block for road pricing? Get ready for 'Black Friday' and worst congestion of the year Don't be SAD - Commute Smart Small businesses opt for wired working Motorway network props up Euro league Road improvements vital for economy No light at the end of the tunnel for Stonehenge Death Race 2007: internet stunts must be stopped Edmund King leaves RAC Foundation Beware the Christmas risk factor Seven deadly sins of Christmas motoring Driving for the weekend? Avoiding the New Year crash diet Appointment of Executive Director Road tax evasion Emissions-based congestion charging in the capital Half of motorists txt + drv Rollout of hard shoulder running Vehicle technology needs hard sell New media relations manager at Foundation Vision needed to avoid road to ruin Motorists feeling the fuel squeeze Chancellor no Darling to motorists Don't become a hot, cross driver this Easter 1500 Albert Halls-worth of potholes bring misery Gwyneth Dunwoody MP big loss to transport debate Stephen Glaister is new RAC Foundation director Driver training and testing reforms Cars need fuel... and roads DIY discounts available to motorists Manchester commits to consultation Take a lift and share a cost 20mph zones - more haste, less speed? Realistic about roads? Travel is vital ingredient for business success Road Casualties GB 2007 Motoring tax red herrings Car keys unlock wider horizons 2p fuel duty freeze A12 inquiry Tyred out - check your rubber Road tax changes - a response Tread carefully on the roads Economic 'go slow' speeds up journeys Car use drives wellbeing in old age No such thing as safe text Young drivers report card Welsh trunk roads Older drivers keep community wheels turning Text and the city Celebrating 50 years of motorways 18 years old and off the road? Billion pounds to reduce car travel by 0.5% Hubble, bubble, road safety trouble Road-building myths busted Bullying drivers get black marks on the road Reducing car use could have unforseen consequences Still dying for news Cold Shoulder Given to Chancellor’s Motorway Plans Driving forward national networks Cost of motoring hits low earners Driving home for Christmas Come thunder, lightning or rain New deal for road users Transport manifestos of days gone by Living with the consquences of speed No more I LUV Us Jailing of Lord Ahmed All gone to pot We don't know where you live New railways not a panacea Transport infrastructure investment The price is NOT right Tighter regulation of cowboy clampers Flat tyres - an accident waiting to happen The habits of a car reliant nation Budget 2009 comment Holes in the road - an entrenched problem Motorway service station comment Road accident investigation Cowboy clampers gunning for bank holiday drivers Electric shock over green car plans Tube strike comment Time to go offroad? The case for a consumer watchdog for motorists Road Vs Rail - Is Government on the money? Road casualty stats comment Level crossing awareness day National Express franchise handover Are punitive charges for wheel clamping illegal? New chairman for RAC Foundation Taxes and charges report response Motorists vote for traffic jams over public transport Low income drivers Capital chaos? Rail reservations Council parking report Pre budget report Clampers search for Christmas bonus Swindon speed cameras HS2 report Victims' levy Average speed cameras for A13 Westminster parking charges Climbdown over clamping appeals Council pours money into potholes Drivers flout mobile phone laws Salt shortage warning High speed rail on track to increase social exclusion Villiers rejects high speed offer High speed rail announcement Fuel duty increase Budget 2010 MPs back new road capacity Foundation boss to chair snow review Road accident clear-up Reality check for Lib Dem Rail Plans Holes over high speed rail Older drivers Fuel duty is key election issue RAC Foundation wins award Green challenge For fox sake slow down London congestion charge rises DfT announces where axe will fall Cowboy clampers evade justice North review on drink and drug driving Cuts 'catastrophic' for road safety Emergency Budget 2010 Pay as you go on the roads? LowCVP Annual Conference LCV Partnership awards Speed cameras mothballed Drug and drink driving On-street parking 'tax' Cowboy clampers driven out of town Road safety education: saving lives? Future Car Challenge Drink and drug driving Mayor supports Future Car Challenge Transport - lessons from the last decade Comprehensive Spending Review CSR impact on London Winter resilience review - final report Cost of going green Speed cameras - the evidence See the light Green car grant HSR - an unravelling case? Fuel duty jump Mixed messages. Fuel duty stabiliser debate Keen to go green? Older Drivers: keeping mobile, keeping safe Clampers to be banned but what regulation for ticketers? Traffic lights HSR consultation launch Budget cuts batter road safety strategy Petrol price rise fuels concern, survey shows Ministers reject drink-drive advice Budget reaction A vision of the future Saving lives, saving money Crashes big killer of the young Fuelling debate on electric cars Speeders see red Road deaths at record low Dartford crossing consultation Electric strategy Road safety letter to The Times Less than electrifying take-up of green car grant Eurozone fuel prices Low Carbon Champions Awards CBI calls for private road capacity Planning plea Kevin McCloud confirmed as RACF driver 80 to be the new 70? Signs and lines C4's Kevin McCloud tests Delta E4 at Silverstone Road deaths response Local heroes? Councils respond to eco-car drive £11 billion road funding black hole Keeping the nation moving Autumn Statement comment RACF wins international road safety award Designated drivers rewarded this Christmas Cutting DfT costs - comment on NAO report Pothole review Cars in the cold as garages used less Number of cars in Britain at a record high HS2 comment Lorry road user charging Drivers to pay larger 'victims surcharge' MOT test announcement Transport poverty Private sector involvement on the roads Budget 2012 comment LowCVP Annual Conference 2012 Workplace parking levy European fuel prices New road schemes welcomed Fuel for thought National work from home today Queen reigns over road revolution Fuel duty freeze Road casualties 2011 Car rental 2.0 Speed camera FOI data Spaced out: perspectives on parking policy Road safety - select committee report A14 announcement Councils make £500m from parking ORN traffic volume Drivers slowing down OFT review of fuel prices Clamping ban FAQs VED reform Blackwall and Silvertown Tunnel comments Future Car Challenge preview Access to supermarket fuel On the Move. Making sense of car and train travel trends in Britain Transport biggest household cost bar none Autumn Statement - fuel duty comment Autumn Statement - road infrastructure comment Car and van availability DfT backs more average speed cameras Snow and ice bring hope of road death reduction OFT review of fuel prices Older drivers making wrong decisions about their abilities Transport poverty Pre-Budget 2013 briefing Budget 2013 reaction Worked to death? UK motorists reliant on foreign oil and fuel imports Powering ahead? The take up of electric cars Ploughing on - winter resilience review New chairman for RAC Foundation Speed camera data Public parking enforcement Motorists' distrust in ministers laid bare Roads audit shows £11bn backlog being cleared CSR/infrastructure announcement London Roads Task Force Young driver safety - solutions to an age-old problem Barnet unlawfully raised revenue from parking charges Councils make record profit from parking A14 toll consultation Older driver numbers hit four million Fuel duty freeze to May 2015 comment Parking 'profits' in Scotland revealed Response to TRL young drivers report Whiplash and transport costs comment Parking report comment The car and the commute Council parking 'profits' surge to new high Transport poverty 2014 RACF co-chairs new transport safety commission UK drivers still facing highest fuel tax in Europe Pre-Budget fuel briefing paper Budget 2014 reaction Van use drives ahead Welsh parking accounts 2012/13 Young drivers crashes - mapping the casualties Dealing with poor air quality £10k fine for motorway speeding Get me home Public back graduated licensing Six points for using mobile phone while driving Two-thirds of new cars exempt from VED Dirtiest cars to pay £12.50 to enter central London Fuel duty escalator back on the cards Road spending falls to a quarter of motoring tax income Toll booths go at Dartford crossing Moving cities: the future of urban travel £15 billion road investment English council parking profits hit new high On the move in Wales Petrol tax take now 70% Falling pump prices fuel inflation drop Electric charge point use in London Pothole compensation claims - 2013/14 Driverless cars trial EU fuel bargains boost for holiday drivers Private parking, public concern Mobile phone use by drivers RAC Foundation appoints new director Potholes still No.1 transport priority amongst voters Minister set to tackle private parking excesses Fuel duty freeze - Budget 2015 comment Learning the lessons from road crashes Stephen Glaister to join Office of Rail and Road Judges rule against Beavis in ParkingEye case Judges order UK to come up with clean air plan Ultra-green cars. What's selling? Teen driver crashes take toll on young passengers Council parking revenue in Scotland 2013/14 Road safety across an un-United Kingdom Annual road deaths in Britian rise 4% Plug-in grant vehicles on the road Q1 2015 MSP makes graduated licensing proposal Summer Budget 2015 reaction Diesel prices defy gravity Beavis v ParkingEye case heads for UK's highest court Bargain prices at EU fuel pumps Operation Stack brings Kent road chaos Supermarkets cut price of diesel Record freight volumes put strain on Channel crossings Supermarkets cut price of petrol Diesel drought risk Ultra-green cars - latest on-the-road figures Targets needed to hit road safety goals VW diesel scandal comment Pothole compensation claims - 2014/15 Private parking grace period Barry Beavis loses parking case at Supreme Court Learner drivers to get cashback for first-time pass 'Stealth' speed cameras to turn yellow Under pressure. Bridge maintenance in GB In a hole. Spending on England's local roads at 13-year low Doctors have duty to report drivers unfit to take to the road Far from home and help Cutting drink-drive limit could have saved 25 lives this year Most drivers back car-safe mode mobile phones Supermarkets reduce diesel price EVs to get bus lane access £5,000 fine for phantom road works MEPs back real-world driving emissions test M5 all-day closure chaos Door ajar for drink-drive limit cut Traffic volume hits record level in 2015 Charge points at two thirds of motorway service stations One shopping weekend left to bag electric car bargain Three quarters of pump price is now tax Budget 2016 comment Child road safety Scottish councils’ parking ‘profits’ up again Diesel scrappage scheme Ultra-green cars on the road - latest data Driving licence needed for 1 in 6 jobs Motoring Services Strategy looks to the future Average speed cameras on the rise Mitsubishi Outlander extends ultra-green league table lead UK diesel prices still EU's highest Drive-safe mode needed for motorists' mobiles? Million motorists a quarter hit with private parking tickets Battery-powered cars slip behind plug-in hybrids in ultra-green race Average speed cameras cut worst crashes by a third New call to lower the drink-drive limit Pothole compensation claims 2015-16 A34 lorry driver mobile phone death case Mobile phone users denied courses EV charge point use in Scotland Welsh council parking profits up for third year Autumn statement 2016 reaction Chancellor outlines local road spending Online shopping driving change in travel behaviour English council parking profits break three quarters of a billion Learner drivers on motorways Ten pounds extra for a tank of fuel Traffic flow could initially be worse with autonomous vehicles 2p to fix pothole problem Diesel price hits two-year high Drivers and their mobiles: use it and lose it Another fall in traffic police numbers Councils to consult more widely before driving up parking charges Transport poverty Focussed diesel scrappage scheme would miss the target More than 3,000 GB road bridges are substandard Reaping the benefits of autonomous vehicles Sixteen major road projects at risk, warns NAO Scottish councils’ parking ‘profits’ top £40 million Road repair bill to rise if self-drive cars are to avoid potholes and pitfalls Lower Thames Crossing Mitsubishi Outlander still leads green car race Nearly five million vehicle records shared with private parking firms in 2016/17 Air quality plan threatens mosaic of confusion for drivers Online shopping not fuelling surge in vans Queen's speech reaction DfT announces where £6 billion will be spent on roads Eight thousand mile major road network to be formed Cost of catastrophic injury claims pushing up insurance premiums Summer holiday road hotspots revealed Private parking data release surges 64% Air quality plan response Cost keeping down number of young drivers Motorway canopies planned to contain air pollution Ford announces UK scrappage scheme Government 'to back' private parking bill Real world emission tests introduced Mitsubishi still tops ultra-green car league table Public charge points put electric car revolution at risk Road deaths reach a five-year high Public nervous about intelligent cars taking control from drivers Making the case for safer roads Roads programme rejigged Speeding course fees vary by a third Vnuk judgment raises threat of increased motoring costs Drivers receiving 12 million penalties annually Welsh council parking ‘profits’ nudge higher Third of drivers doubt their eyesight is good enough to drive Older cars in urban areas not to blame for harmful emissions No consistency in speed limit enforcement Parking firms issuing some 1,200% more tickets than decade ago Budget 2017 reaction English council parking profits up ten percent Ultra-green car league table EV charge point use in Scotland up by almost a half Record number of driver retraining courses undertaken First MOT to remain at three years Number of substandard bridges rises
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Economy
Substandard council bridges on the rise Weekly fuel fact sheet RACF contributes to winning Wolfson prize entry Motor insurance premiums for young drivers in the UK and Europe Substandard road bridges Transport poverty Pothole compensation claims 2015/16 Three-country road funding study England's local roads: their condition and funding Pothole compensation claims 2014/15 Readdressing the balance between petrol and diesel demand Funding our Roads: A better way Transport policy, appraisal and decision-making Pothole compensation claims 2013/14 Transport expenditure, taxes and subsidies in GB Roads to reform Road scheme audit The economics of road maintenance Local Road Maintenance (think piece) Fuel for thought
Environment
Scottish charge point data usage 2017 MOToring Along Ultra-low emission vehicle infrastructure Early start of London ULEZ - TfL consultation response Improving air quality - Defra/DfT consultation response Electric cars - BEIS consultation response Could a targeted diesel scrappage scheme work? Road transport and air pollution - where are we now? Would a national diesel scrappage scheme work? Charge point availability on strategic roads Air quality and road transport Powering ahead: future of low-carbon cars and fuels Easy on the Gas: The potential of eco-driving The Green Charge: 2011 FCC analysis Going green: local authorities and the eco-car drive Shades of Green Green cars for the mass market High speed rail - an update Low carbon vehicle technology High speed rail
Mobility
Council parking revenue in England 2016/17 Council parking revenue in Wales 2016/17 Penalty charges in London - response to TfL consultation One minute traffic data Lane rental - DfT consultation response Intelligent vehicles: a public attitude survey London draft transport strategy - Mayor's consultation response The implications of internet shopping growth on the van fleet and traffic activity Readiness of the road network for connected and autonomous vehicles Council parking revenue in Scotland 2015/16 Council parking revenue in England 2015/16 Click and deliver - e-commerce changes travel behaviour Council parking revenue in Wales 2015/16 Driving as an employment qualifiction Connected drivers - a public attitude survey On the move Wales: car, train and bus travel trends Council parking revenue in England 2014/15 Where next for autonomous vehicles? Council parking revenue in Scotland 2013/14 Private parking, public concern
Safety
Towards an accident investigation branch for roads Addressing young and novice driver safety in Great Britain Speed enforcement analysis Automated road traffic enforcement Motor Insurance Directive (Vnuk) - EU consultation response Tackling high-risk regional roads Using Behaviour Change Techniques: Guidance for the road safety community Young driver safety: behaviour change techniques Young driver safety and insurance briefing Driving offences - causing death or serious injury - MOJ consultation response Effectiveness of average speed cameras in Great Britain TRL drive safe review Young driver collisions and casualties Child road safety Saving lives by lowering drink-drive limit Road safety since 2010 - final report Eyes on the road Road safety since 2010 - interim report RACF calls for young driver green paper in light of casualty stats Views on graduated licensing - stakeholder attitudes
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Young driver crashes - casualty map Car and van availability Changing travel trends The journey to work Parking company requests for DVLA data Motoring price index Transport price index EU diesel prices EU petrol prices EU diesel tax EU petrol tax Petrol and diesel consumption in the UK Plug-in grant eligible vehicles licensed Plug-in van grant claims Plug-in car grant claims National government spending on roads Local government spending on roads Fuel duty and VED revenue Motoring tax revenue and road spending Taxation as percentage of pump price Oil price over time UK daily pump prices & predictor UK pump prices over time Wholesale fuel prices v pump prices The cost of filling up
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