New rules came in on Sunday the 20th of May!
New rules coming in on Sunday the 20th of May!
Sunshine and car cleaning 🌞🚗🧙♂️🏍️💪🚘☀️
£100 fine when stopped at a red light! The great bike box debate
Here's the answer - but do you think it's right?
Find out what the weather has planned this weekend with this video from our friends at the Met Office
It's a bank holiday weekend - so for some of us that will mean transporting a boot-load of flatpacks. Do this safely and you can be sure you and your new goods will arrive in one piece!
Is losing your car keys 🔑 familiar to you? If so, you're not alone according to new RAC research
We're just going to leave this here...
Not sure what breakdown cover best suits your needs?
SUN'S OUT - flip flops out??? 🌞🌞
Has this affected you while driving?
Unclear on the current issue? Here are the facts
Might the weather disrupt your weekend plans? Find out what's in store as the Easter getaway begins with this special forecast from our partners the Met Office 🌦️. And find out more in our dedicated bank holiday travel guide https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/travel/driving-in-the-uk/bank-holiday-guide/
Do you find some modern car headlights too bright? 65% of drivers we spoke to say they get regularly dazzled. Find out what else our research found about the topic - and what is being done about it.
Did you tune into The Job Interview on Channel 4? Find out how the successful candidate and new RAC patrol Lee is getting on since joining us! And if you think you've got what it takes to be a patrol, check out http://www.racpatroljobs.com
At 10pm tonight we're featuring on Channel 4's The Job Interview. Watch the final stage interview to see if one of the three candidates did enough to become a new roadside patrol! Here's a taste of what's to come...
Ever wondered what we look for in our new roadside patrols? Perhaps you've thought of applying to become one yourself. Watch Channel 4 TV tonight as three hopefuls bid to become a new patrol serving south west England. Here's a short trailer featuring our two interviewers, Chris and John
With the Beast from the East returning, it's well worth taking 15 minutes to help prevent getting stranded on the roads.
We are launching 'The RAC Guide to the Great British Pothole and Other Road Surface Defects' today to mark National Pothole Day #NPD2018 To get your copy visit: rac.co.uk/potholeguide
A tongue-in-cheek guide with a serious message to the Government: give local authorities enough money to bring all of the UK’s roads up to a standard that is fit for purpose. All potholes and road surface defects need to be reported here: rac.co.uk/potholes
Post your own pothole photos on Instagram at @potholepics
We're experiencing a high demand for our service due to the adverse weather. If you're in a safe location, you can log your breakdown request via the following link until 8pm this evening:
Thank you for your patience.
Tomorrow is National Pothole Day - as the UK is in the grips of a pothole plague we want to encourage drivers to report potholes and road defects to the relevant authorities.
We have teamed up with Mr Pothole and to help spread the message we are launching: The RAC Guide to the Great British Pothole and Other Road Surface Defects.
To report a pothole today visit rac.co.uk/potholes
We are dealing with a high number of breakdowns at the moment and that is likely to continue over the next 24 to 48 hours.
Our patrols are working hard to get to our members and help them back on the road and safely home. But there are some DIY fixes and tips you can follow to avoid a breakdown or keep your car safe. Check out our video or click https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/winter-driving/top-tips-in-the-extreme-cold/
⚠️ Bad weather update: We are seeing an unprecedented demand for our services. By 1100GMT our teams had already helped more than 3,500 stricken drivers - 80% more than we would expect in early March.
Please heed all Met Office weather warnings before you drive.
All our winter driving advice can be found here:
We're experiencing a high demand for our service due to the adverse weather. If you're in a safe location, you can log your breakdown request via the following link:
We'll text you back within 30 minutes. Thank you for your patience.
Make sure you read our tips to stay safe on the roads!
Don't forget to check out one of our patrols in action on Channel 5 this evening
WEATHER WARNING ❄️⛈️🌫️ Is your car ready for the plummeting temperatures?
It's getting a lot colder out there. Do you know what to look out for that might suggest your car is not winter ready?
With snow in the forecast, make sure you have an emergency kit to hand in case you get caught out. Here's our tips for what to pack
Watch the very latest weather forecast from the Met Office looking across the weekend and ahead into next week. It is an icy Siberian blast for everyone with snow expected in the east from Monday and sporadic snow showers across the week.
There will be prolonged low temperatures with a high risk of ice which will make for risky driving conditions. If you are planning to travel check the local forecasts and don't forget to pack your emergency winter kit - just in case you get caught out.
Could more cohesive driving lead to fewer jams?
With the Beast from the East flying in next week, there's lots you can do this weekend to reduce the chances of your car failing you
Do you know what this means? Is this you?
Do traffic wardens have targets? Myths and facts explained
Have you been in an accident where the other motorist was found to be below the legal age to drive? If so, if you are happy to talk about your experience then our press team would like to hear from you. Please email email@example.com and we will be in touch.
Missed The One Show on BBC1 last night? Catch up to watch the RAC's Nick Lyes explain how best to use a mobile phone in the car legally and safely! #BePhoneSmart 👍
Don't miss The One Show on BBC1 at 7pm tonight - our head of roads policy will be talking about what's safe and legal when it comes to phone use in the car. Check out more tips and advice, and make a personal pledge to keep our roads safer, at http://www.BePhoneSmart.uk #BePhoneSmart
With a chance of snow on the roads, it's well worth knowing the laws.
Are you ever allowed to park on double or single yellows?
We welcomed @Bham_Childrens into the office today to present them with this cheque from all the staff @TheRAC_UK A total of £1662.82 for fund raising efforts. Well done #OrangeHeroes ! 📸🙂📸
Today we're talking potholes as we release new data that shows our members are suffering more breakdowns as a result of them. We want to see ring-fenced money for local roads to finally fix the problem - what do you think?🤔
Seen a pothole that needs fixing? Report it easily via our website: https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/road-safety/report-a-pothole/#Report
Have you had a dispute with a private parking operator over an unfair penalty, exorbitant fines or heavy-handed debt management?
Do you want to share your story? Contact our press team on firstname.lastname@example.org
Read our advice on how to challenge an unfair parking charge notice https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/advice/know-how/parking-charge-notices/ #fairerparking
Fewer than half the drivers consulted supported the change
Those who are affected by the snow please take care on the roads - tag and share if this relates to someone you know
Looking to buy a new car on finance? Take note
Not the best outlook for 2018, but we will be keeping you posted