RAC urges political action for motorists

Thursday, August 14, 2014 - 11:33
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RAC campaigners outside Parliament

RAC writes to party leaders urging action on behalf of motorists

A statement issued by the RAC has called on UK political party’s to address the motorist’s agenda in the run up to the general election and offer viable solutions to the big four motoring concerns that impact individual drivers, businesses and the economy.

Approximately two thirds of voters hold a driving licence and the RAC believes their voice deserves to be heard, with the motoring organisation calling on each party to put forward plans on how they will tackle:

  • The high cost of fuel – reducing fuel duty to lessen hardship for the lower paid who depend on their cars and to help stimulate economic growth
  • The poor state of the UK’s roads – putting an end to the cycle of deterioration and under investment that has led to all-year-round potholes and the ‘developing world’ status of our roads
  • Illegal behaviour of drivers – improve enforcement by halting the decline in the number of traffic police that has created a ‘getting away with it’ culture among a minority of drivers
  • Expensive and inadequate parking facilities – addressing the increasing cost, reduction in availability and fitness for purpose of parking in many parts of the country

RAC technical director David Bizley said: “We know that motoring is vital to the UK economy and therefore we want the political parties to fully understand the biggest concerns on motorists’ minds. And we call on each leader to explain clearly what their party would do to address these issues and bring about positive change for the benefit of the country as a whole and everyone who uses the roads.”

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