Petrol and diesel rose by more than 2p a litre in November taking the average price of both fuels to their most expensive for three years, new RAC Fuel Watch data shows.
A litre of unleaded went up from 118.43p to 120.78p (2.35p) and diesel from 120.96p to 123.18p (2.22p) as a result of oil spending the whole month above the $60 a barrel mark and the cost of filling a 55-litre family car with petrol is now £66.43 – £3.55 more than in July when unleaded was at its cheapest point of 2017 at 114.33p.
Just over 1,700 fewer drivers were stopped for illegally using a handheld phone while driving in the three months after the introduction of tougher penalties in the spring compared to the three months immediately before, shows new data seen by the RAC.
In total 14,160 drivers were caught for the offence – which now carries a penalty of six points and a £200 fine – between March and May 2017, down from 15,861 who were stopped between December 2016 and February 2017.
Over three quarters of over 2,000 UK drivers admit to having suffered from road rage when they get behind the wheel, new research revealed for solicitors Slater and Gordon.
|Some have driven recklessly as a result, beeping horns, driving too fast and tail gating other motorists blamed for hogging the middle lane, bad parking, and inconsiderate drivers not saying thank you were the most common reasons people lost their cool, while many also cited road works as their main source of frustration.