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Associations

The Automobile Association (The AA)

Everyone's heard of the AA. Most people think of the yellow breakdown vans but there's so much more. They help their customers with pretty much anything to do with motoring, driving and travel.

They offer driving lessons, insurance, travel books and car checks. They also have a home emergency breakdown service for plumbing problems.

www.theaa.com

 

BEN - The Automotive Industry Charity

BEN is the UK’s dedicated charity for those who work, or have worked, in the automotive and related industries and their dependants.

We help thousands of people every year by providing information and advice on a range of issues or, offering friendship and even financial support. We also operate four care centres and a day care centre across the country.

www.ben.org.uk

 

BRAKE - The Road Safety Charity

Brake is a national road safety charity that exists to stop the needless deaths and serious injuries that happen on roads every day, make streets and communities safer for everyone, and care for families bereaved and injured in road crashes. Brake promotes road safety awareness, safe and sustainable road use, and effective road safety policies. We do this through national campaigns, community education, services for road safety professionals and employers, and by coordinating the UK’s flagship road safety event every November, Road Safety Week.

Brake is a national, government-funded provider of support to families and individuals devastated by road death and serious injury, including through a helpline and support packs.

www.brake.org.uk

Driver & Vehicle Licensing Agency

The DVLA maintain registers of drivers and vehicles in Great Britain. This information helps them to improve road safety, reduce vehicle related crime, support environmental initiatives and limit vehicle tax evasion.

The DVLA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport.

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-licensing-agency

 

Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency

The DVSA improve road safety in Great Britain by setting standards for driving and motorcycling, and making sure drivers, vehicle operators and MOT garages understand and follow roadworthiness standards. They also provide a range of licensing, testing, education and enforcement services.

The DVSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport.

www.gov.uk/government/organisations/driver-and-vehicle-standards-agency

ETA - Environmental Transport Association

The ETA is a carbon-neutral provider of vehicle breakdown, bicycle and travel insurance for the environmentally concerned consumer.

www.eta.co.uk

 

 

Institute of Advanced Motorists

As a charity the Institute of Advanced Motorists (the IAM) supports the raising of driving and riding standards and campaigns for increased on-road skills.

They support and represent motorists, motorcyclists and cyclists through practical driving and riding programmes and urge all road users to act more responsibly and safely.

They also aim to inform and influence government and decision makers to ensure that road safety remains a relevant topic and receives the focus and investment that it requires.

www.iam.org.uk

 

Institute of the Motor Industry

IMI is the professional association for individuals working in the retail motor industry and the authoritative voice of the sector.

IMI is transforming the automotive industry by setting, upholding and promoting professional standards – driving skills acquisition, establishing clearer career paths, and boosting public confidence.

Established in 1920, the IMI filled a specific need for individuals desiring recognition for their accomplishments, and the recognition they received led to a steady growth in membership. Those needs still exist today therefore membership and professional recognition remains at the core of our existence.

www.theimi.org.uk

 

RAC

The RAC is one of the UK's most progressive motoring organisations, providing services for both private and business motorists.

Headquartered in Birmingham with approximately 4,000 dedicated staff, the RAC operates from three bases offering vehicle and breakdown services through a nationwide, branded patrol force, focusing primarily on vehicle repair and recovery.

In 2014, the RAC's patrol force of approximately 1,500 patrols attended to 2.3 million rescue breakdowns. Whether it is breakdown cover with roadside assistance, insurance, buying a used car, vehicle inspections and checks, legal services or up-to-the-minute traffic and travel information – the RAC offers a solution for all motoring needs.

The RAC is committed to making motoring easier, safer, more affordable and more enjoyable for drivers and road users.

www.rac.co.uk

 

Retail Motor Industry Federation

The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMI) is a leading automotive trade body in the UK, representing franchised car and commercial vehicle dealers; independent garages; bodyshops; motorcycle dealers, petrol retailers; auction houses and cherished number plate dealers who provide sales and services to motorists and businesses across the UK.

www.rmif.co.uk