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Appendix A: about this report

Drawing on 20 years of the Report, new research amongst Britain's motorists, official Government statistics, and various other sources, this first 2008 RAC Report on Motoring provides a definitive picture of how motoring in Britain has changed over the last 20 years.

The research for the Report was carried out for RAC by Quadrangle. A total of 1,116 motorists shared their views on motoring in 2008 and how it has changed since 1988 in an online survey during March and April 2008.

In addition, a special analysis of how the costs of motoring have changed over 20 years was commissioned from Go Motoring Ltd, with data from Motor Consulting and Management Ltd.

The Report was prepared under the overall editorial control of Tracey Crouch, Head of UK Public Affairs, and has been guided by the expert contributions of the 2008 RAC Report on Motoring Advisory Panel that was chaired by David Bizley, Director of Technical.

The Report was written for RAC by John Gambles and Chris Macgowan, and edited by Rose Spero.

The Report was designed for RAC by Curious and printed by Williams Lea.

Advisory panel:

Robert Gifford
Executive Director,
Parliamentary Advisory Council
on Transport Safety

Justin Jacobs
Head of Property,
Motor and Liability,
Association of British Insurers

Stephen Joseph
Executive Director,
Campaign for Better Transport

David Leibling
Transport and Motoring Consultant

Ben Webster
Transport Correspondent,
The Times

Norman Baker MP
Shadow Secretary of State
for Transport

Peter Bottomley MP
Former Minister for Roads and
Traffic, 1986-9

Paul Buckett
Head of Press & Public Relations,
Volkswagen Group UK Limited

Andrew Burr
Road User Safety Division,
Department for Transport

Robin Cummins
Road Safety Consultant, BSM

Paul Everitt
Chief Executive,
Society of Motor Manufacturers
and Traders

Appendix B: about the research