The price of fuel on the UK’s forecourts rose by 3p a litre in February, making it nearly £5 dearer than in late 2020, data from RAC Fuel Watch, has revealed.
Petrol and diesel pump prices could rise by 10p per litre as the price of oil hits a 13-month high.
The RAC and UFODRIVE have forged a new partnership as the all-digital car rental company increases its fleet in the UK.
Diesel went up by more than 3p a litre from 120.05p to 123.43p in January, making for the second rise in as many months, data from RAC Fuel Watch reveals.
The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS) is calling for drink driving laws to be overhauled, including a reduction in the legal limit.
RAC patrols attended almost 1,500 call-outs in the last three months of 2020 for pothole related breakdowns, despite reduced traffic volumes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Car use has fallen by more than a fifth in the UK during the latest lockdown – nowhere near the decline seen in March – new data from the RAC shows.
Twice as many electric vehicles (EVs) were registered in 2020 compared to the previous year, with new company car tax rates driving uptake.
Average fuel prices rose by 2p per litre in December because three major supermarkets introduced a 3p price hike.
Ministers are being urged to work with the fleet sector to ensure any changes to motoring taxation are carried out in a timely, effective and proportionate way.
RAC suggests that fleets should expect quieter roads this Christmas, with 28% fewer leisure trips planned, despite the lifting of coronavirus restrictions.
Fuel savings enjoyed by retailers are failing to be passed on to consumers, but pump prices have at least remained static despite oil increasing by $10 a barrel.
Nearly two-thirds (64%) of drivers still expect to drive to offices or other places of work in the future after the Covid-19 pandemic is over, research by the RAC has found.
Fleet decision-makers and company car drivers should see pump prices fall in the next two weeks, according to new data from RAC.
Drivers want tougher sentences for those that cause death by dangerous driving, with two in five (40%) backing the ‘Violet-Grace Law’ amendment.
Almost a third (29%) of all drivers make and take calls on handheld mobile phones, new research from the RAC suggests.
But RAC data suggests increased traffic a result of the school-run rather than commuters travelling to work.
The drink-drive limit in England and Wales is being questioned after new data showed more than 23 people a day were killed or injured.
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