In the early 1900s, the founding members of RAA successfully lobbied the Adelaide City Council to raise the speed limit from 8mph (about 13km/h) to an eye-watering 10mph (about 19km/h). Further petitioning led to improved road conditions around tricky intersections, and the installation of temporary lighting to indicate where new road surfaces had been laid. 

Much has changed since this small group of feisty speedsters helped introduce motoring to South Australia. RAA has grown to be the state’s largest membership organisation and a significant employer (we employ more than 900 people in SA). However, advocacy is still a large part of what RAA does. We continue to advocate on mobility and road safety issues, providing a voice for our members' concerns. You can count on RAA to stand up for what’s in our members’ and the state’s best interests. 

  • Advocating change

    RAA's committed to representing members on all matters relating to motoring and road safety. 
  • Priority policies

    RAA's policies guide the RAA Board of Directors and staff when advocating on behalf of members.
  • Member Panel

    Have your say on motoring, mobility, and road safety issues by joining the RAA Member Panel.
  • Submissions

    RAA regularly makes submissions to the state and federal governments on mobility and road safety issues.