RAC Foundation

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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.

History

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.

Organisation

The organisation has a board of six trustees with David Quarmby as its...
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