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Autumn half-term getaway traffic alert

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Beware of busy roads on Saturday October 22 when half-term getaway traffic is predicted to peak with around 4.4 million leisure journeys. In all, RAC Traffic Watch reckons more than 15 million separate leisure trips will take place between Friday 21 and Monday October 24. The RAC advises that roads …

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Penalty points – are you telling porkies?

Traffic jam

Millions of drivers are not owning up to driving licence points, new research has revealed. Nearly one in five motorists (18%) would not inform their insurer if they picked up penalty points while driving, according to a study by RAC Insurance. If true, potentially putting nearly seven million drivers are …

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Motorways are too scary

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

One in five motorists rarely drive on motorways because they find them too daunting, according to new research. A poll for the RAC indicates that more than eight million of Britain’s 38m drivers hardly ever venture on to the motorway, while 380,000 say they never do. Speed is too daunting …

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Motorists not put off diesel

Diesel exhaust

Most drivers are more concerned about fuel economy than emissions, according to new research. In a survey of 2,565 motorists by the RAC, nearly three in four people made the confession they are generally more worried about fuel consumption than they are about health-harming emissions. However, the Volkswagen emissions scandal …

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Motorway motoring: need for speed?

Motorway traffic (credit RAC)

Eight out of 10 company car drivers admit to speeding on motorways, according to a new survey. In total, 81% of company car drivers admitted to regularly breaking the 70mph speed limit, compared to 69% of private motorists. However, the research for RAC Business, found that 90% still considered themselves …

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“Rip-off” motorway service stations

Filling up at the petrol pump

Petrol prices are at a three-year low, yet motorists are fuming about the cost of fuel at motorway services. Research from the RAC shows that petrol and diesel prices at motorway service stations can be as much as 10p higher than those elsewhere. The worst offender for high fuel prices …

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