The AA (Automobile Association Ltd.) is the largest motoring organisation in the UK. Its main purpose is to provide motorist related breakdown, insurance and other products. It is also the 'motorists' champion' i.e. campaigning on motoring issues. In 2008 it set up The AA Charitable Trust for Road Safety and the Environment with objectives to reduce death and injury of new young drivers.
Number of staff: approx. 7000.
Number of individual members: approx 5.7 millions.
In addition to its campaigning activity and involvement in UK and EU road safety initiatives, in 2008 the AA (Automobile Association Ltd.) established the AA Charitable Trust for Road Safety and the Environment. Through this the AA will commit to:
Providing 2000, free, 2x one-hour, eco/safe driver training sessions (Drive Smart) to young drivers most at risk i.e. passed their test within the last 12 months, have points on their licence or who have had an accident. The sessions will be carried out by fully qualified AA driving instructors.
The AA website- main page, provides information on the AA Charitable trust Drive Smart course and how to sign up.
This project was launched on BBC1 television in January 2009.
The 2000 training sessions will be our commitment for the period of commitments.