April fuel price update Growing driver dismay as petrol prices hit 95p

April fuel price update Growing driver dismay as petrol prices hit 95p
UK drivers are watching with a growing sense of anger and disbelief as the cost of petrol pushes through 95p a litre, rising faster than increases during last spring’s fuel price surge. Including April 1’s 2.12p increase in fuel duty and VAT, average […]

AA Roadwatch ‘The AA’ now spells out travel and traffic information on your mobile

AA Roadwatch
‘The AA’ now spells out travel and traffic information on your mobile
As an expected 10 million motorists hit the roads over the Easter weekend, hold ups and congestion are likely throughout the country.
To help motorists avoid unnecessary delays the AA is today launching a new, easy to remember, number for its traffic and travel […]

Turning off streetlights M4 lights out will catch some drivers unaware

Turning off streetlights
M4 lights out will catch some drivers unaware
Turning off streetlights between midnight and 5am along a section of the M4 approaching the Severn Bridge may initially catch some drivers by surprise, warns the AA.
From 25 March, although there are warning signs on the approaches to the Junction 21-22 stretch, the lights will go […]

Car scrappage scheme Government must act on introduction of a car scrappage scheme

Car scrappage scheme
Government must act on introduction of a car scrappage scheme
AA Personal Loans has today urged the Government to decide whether or not to introduce a car scrappage scheme, which will help Britain’s ailing car industry by boosting sales. It has also called on the Treasury and the Bank of England to ensure more […]

March fuel price update April fuel duty hike will add 2.12 pence to the price of a litre

March fuel price update
April fuel duty hike will add 2.12 pence to the price of a litre
April 1’s fuel duty rise will boost pump price rises this year by another 2.12 pence, the latest AA Fuel Price Report warns. Since the beginning of the year, the typical cost of a tank of petrol has […]

Macmillan 4×4 UK Challenge AA supporting endurance event in aid of cancer charity

Macmillan 4×4 UK Challenge
AA supporting endurance event in aid of cancer charity
AA specialist Land Rovers will be supporting competitors in the Macmillan 4×4 challenge
Two of the AA’s specialist Land Rovers will be supporting competitors on this weekend’s (6-8 March) Macmillan 4×4 UK Challenge – a long-distance four-wheel drive navigational endurance event in aid of Macmillan […]

ABI age discrimination report Car premiums could double if age discrimination for insurance ends

ABI age discrimination report
Car premiums could double if age discrimination for insurance ends
AA Insurance has expressed concern about the potential impact on buyers of car insurance, if the Equalities Bill, due during the 2009/2010 session of parliament, extends to the sale of insurance.
Age is one of several factors, which also includes sex, that affect risk […]

Disruption caused by Snow Select Committee enquiry must act on lessons learned

Disruption caused by Snow
Select Committee enquiry must act on lessons learned
heavy snow caused widespread disruption in early February
The AA highlights lessons that need to be learned and issues that need to be addressed by the House of Commons’ transport committee hearing into disruption caused by the snow in early February when they meet on 11 […]

Climate change and transport A third of car drivers have been led on an environmental guilt trip

Climate change and transport
A third of car drivers have been led on an environmental guilt trip
Car exhaust emissions
A third of UK drivers have been led on an environmental guilt trip because they think their cars emit at least twice as much CO2 than they actually do, the AA has found.
More than half of drivers over-estimate […]

AA Patrol Approved award winners UK’s best cuppa and best bacon sandwich

AA Patrol Approved award winners
UK’s best cuppa and best bacon sandwich
Mega Bites in Portsmouth won the AA Patrol approved ‘best cuppa’ award
National AA Patrol Approved award winners announced
Four independent venues have been awarded titles for their bacon sandwiches, tea and toilets in the first ever AA Patrol Approved UK awards.
After battling through a rigorous shortlist […]