The RAC has been improving its Public Relations latterly and to this end has published a book called “Protecting the interests of the motorist”, which explains what the RAC did for us during 1972. We are encouraged to note that the RAC fought for consideration of whether the 70 m.p.h. speed-limit should be relinquished on Motorways and that it does not agree with compulsory wearing of safetybelts. It also operates a very useful motorcycle training scheme with the ACU, but we note that whereat this was allocated only £10,000 of Government finance in 1972/73, the official “clunk-click” propaganda cost the tax-payer £750,000. The RAC also makes the point that for the year ended March 1973 £2,200million was obtained in motor taxation by the National Exchequer but only about £500million was used for road building. This book is available free from any RAC office.