Rewarding good road manners

RACV RoyalAuto Magazine

Is it time to bring back the RACV Road Courtesy League, which was first formed in 1928.

The RACV Road Courtesy League was established in 1928 to encourage good road manners. RACV President, Mr Alured Kelly, cautioned members that accidents were “chiefly the result of thoughtlessness and carelessness”.

The League was not confined to motorists, but open to all road-users including pedestrians and cyclists. The poor motoring behaviours the club focused on eradicating were: improper overtaking and cutting in and out of traffic, and stopping, swerving or turning without proper warning.

All League members signed a certificate promising to “Always extend to other road users the same high standard of courtesy and consideration as I hope to receive from them”.

Written by RACV
October 01, 2015