New UK Government urged to prioritise road repairs and fair fuel pricing

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The RAC has issued a call to the new Labour Government to prioritise addressing critical issues affecting motorists, as outlined in their latest Report on Motoring.

Key concerns include the urgent need for road repairs amidst deteriorating conditions, equitable pricing mechanisms for fuel across regions and measures to reduce insurance premiums.

The organisation emphasises the necessity of significant investment in local road maintenance, the introduction of fair fuel pricing initiatives and reforms to alleviate the financial burden on drivers.

Furthermore, the RAC advocates for enhanced road safety measures, support for electric vehicle adoption, and reforms to ensure fair enforcement of motoring offences.

RAC head of policy Simon Williams said: “Roads ravaged with potholes. Drivers ripped off at the pumps. No progress on reducing road casualties.

“To say the incoming Transport Secretary has a lot to address is a huge understatement, but a new Parliament is a huge opportunity to improve the lives of all road users.

“But there are some clear quick wins the new government can take advantage of, should it choose to. The recently legislated Pumpwatch fuel price monitoring scheme must be introduced quickly to give drivers a fairer deal on the forecourt and the official government Private Parking Code of Practice, which will protect drivers from being taken advantage of by unscrupulous parking operators, finally needs to be pushed over the line after five years of delays.”

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