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  • Number Of Private Electric Vehicles Up by 53% In One Year

    Number Of Private Electric Vehicles Up by 53% In One Year

    The number of battery electric vehicles (‘BEVs’) in private hands in the UK rose by nearly 30,000 in the 12 months to September 2020, an increase of 53% on the year before, with more than a third of these (36%) in London and the South East of England, RAC analysis of the latest official Government data shows.* The increases mean […]

     
  • Understanding “Garage-Speak”

    Understanding “Garage-Speak”

    More than half of drivers (56%) say they’ve been left struggling to understand the language used by garages when describing faults with cars and what needs to be done to fix them, new RAC Breakdown research shows. From odd terms like ‘big end’ (part of an engine) to acronyms such as AGM (a type of battery, not a meeting), DPF […]

     
  • Nearly one-in-five young people admit to video calling while driving

    Nearly one-in-five young people admit to video calling while driving

    The rise in popularity of the likes of FaceTime, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp and Snapchat for video calls is posing a new and present danger on the UK’s roads, with almost one-in-five (18%) of drivers aged 17-24 admitting to taking part in video calls while behind the wheel, figures for the RAC Report on Motoring 2020 reveal.* Younger drivers are more […]

     
  • Road Rage Fears Rising

    Road Rage Fears Rising

    Three in every 10 motorists (30%) say they have personally witnessed some form of physical abuse related to a driving incident in the past 12 months, research for the annual RAC Report on Motoring has found.* And, almost half of the 1,753 drivers surveyed for the study* – the equivalent of around 20m drivers – claim to have seen verbal […]