The RAC has started using smartphone video technology to fix issues remotely, meaning that stranded motorists may not have to wait for a patrol to arrive.
Traffic data from mobility analytics provider Inrix indicates that jams will peak on Good Friday, with major routes clogging up between 11am and 4.30pm.
RAC’s patrols will support drivers of Peugeot, Citroën, Vauxhall and DS cars and vans, including fleet customers driving in the UK and Europe.
The RAC has developed and launched a new type of trailer that provides flatbed recovery capability to its breakdown patrol vans.
The RAC is warning motorists to prepare for possible congestion as millions of families take to the road for the Easter break at the end of this week.
The price of diesel should fall by around 3p a litre in the next fortnight, whereas petrol looks set to rise further.
Local authorities are filling a pothole every 17 seconds, but still paid out £6.9m in pothole compensation claims, according to this year’s ALARM survey.
Younger working-age drivers and those in London the worst offenders, as RAC warns of ‘fading impact’ of penalties introduced in 2017.
Fleets will have greater protections against bogus parking penalties as new measures to clamp down on rogue private parking firms become law.
Almost one quarter (23%) of drivers have driven in a lane on smart motorway closed by the red ‘X’ sign in the past year, RAC research suggests.
Diesel and petrol pump prices increased in February marking the end of three consecutive months of price reductions on the UK’s forecourts.
The camera, which can catch drivers from up to 1km away who speed, tailgate, use handheld mobile phones or do not wear seatbelts, is being trialled by Gloucestershire Police.
The RAC has joined forces with Autofirst in a partnership set to create the biggest independent garage network in the country.
The illegal use of mobile phones among van drivers is double that seen in cars, according to a new Government report.
RAC says prices should drop further if retailers pass on savings in wholesale cost
RAC patrols dealt with 1,714 breakdowns in the last three months of 2018 that were more than likely caused by potholes or poor road surfaces.
New figures from the Home Office show an alarming increase in vehicle thefts, up almost 50% in the past five years.
RAC highlights important changes in applying for International Driving Permits.
Pedestrians, cyclists and those who use public transport should be given priority when new roads are built or upgraded, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has said.
A lack of competition from three of the big four supermarkets is costing fleets and company car drivers at the pumps, claims the RAC.
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