The RAC Foundation
(also Royal Automobile Club Foundation
) is a motoring advocacy
group that 'explores the economic, environmental, mobility and safety issues relating to roads and motor vehicles and campaigns to secure a fair deal for responsible road users'. It was established in 1991 as a research arm of RAC Motoring Services Ltd
which was at the time owned by the individual members of the Royal Automobile Club
. In 1999 it was provided with a legacy by the members when they sold RAC Motoring Services Ltd (later to become 'RAC plc'). The Foundation was subsequently formed as a charity
The organisation was formed in 1991.
In 1995 it published a report on Car dependency (see below for details).
It became independent of RAC Motoring Services in 1999 and received a legacy from the members of the Royal Automobile who had sold RAC Motoring Services. It subsequently became a charity.
Professor Stephen Glaister OBE
was appointed director in April 2008. In July 2008 the RAC Foundation became a partner in the Campaign for Safe Road Design
which is calling on the UK government to make safe road design a national transport priority.
David Quarmby was appointed chairman in July 2009.
The organisation has a board of six trustees with David Quarmby as its... Read More