Research & reports

Title: RAC Report on Motoring 2016

Organisation: RAC
Date uploaded: 4th October 2016
Date published/launched: September 2016

The 2016 RAC Report on Motoring covers a wide range of topics, from hardy perennials such as the price of fuel and the state of both local and major roads, to more contemporary issues like the dangers of smartphone use and motorists’ views on the introduction of driverless vehicles.

The report is based on research conducted with a representative sample of more than 1,700 motorists around the UK.

It aims to reveal current attitudes and concerns while also painting a picture of how and why car owners’ views are evolving over time.

The key findings in the 2016 report are that the poor condition of local roads is becoming an even bigger concern; motorists are becoming more worried about other drivers using their phones; and falling fuel prices have reduced the financial pressures on motorists.

Drivers are also being increasingly affected by congestion and slower journey times while there is a growing trend for drivers to break the speed limits on country roads and in urban 20mph zones.

A significant percentage of motorists also have serious concerns about the air quality where they live.

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