Here's a brief summary of those milestones, along with the world events that accompanied them:

1905

The Automobile Club of WA starts signposting roads and creating maps of the state for motorists. 
The Club encourages local authorities to improve road surfaces and push for lower city-driving speeds.

1905

1911

The first road map detailing WA’s South West is created by the Club.

1911

1914

Outbreak of World War 1.

1914

1918

The Club lobbies government for uniform traffic regulations, such as drivers needing a licence, drivers to keep to the left and that all vehicles have brakes.

1918

1919

The new Traffic Act becomes law. The Club pushes for a Main Roads Board to oversee and maintain major carriageways and a plan for new roads.

1919

1920

The giant karri trees of southern WA are guaranteed preservation after the Club successfully campaigns to have an area each side of the Nannup-Warren road declared a national park.

1920

1922

The Automobile Club of WA is given permission to use the word Royal, becoming the Royal Automobile Club of WA, or RAC.

1922

1926

Our best-known service, the RAC Roadside Assistance Patrol, begins in Perth, expanding to Northam and Bunbury in 1928.

1926

1927

We successfully lobby the government to abolish a toll to enter Kings Park.

1927

1928

RAC’s Touring Department is formed. 

1928

1930s

RAC sides with the WA Safety First Council to pressure the State Government to fix several dangerous Perth intersections.

1930

1932

RAC campaigns to make stealing or unlawful use of a motor car a criminal offence.

1932

1940

Australia sends the second AIF to support the British war effort in Europe and the Middle East.

RAC initiates the National Safety Council to give Australian motoring clubs a national voice.

1940

1945

RAC campaigns to either reduce the federal tax on petrol or allocate greater funds to WA for road improvements.

1945

1947

RAC Insurance Pty Ltd commences operations.

1947

1955

The RAC celebrates its 50th birthday.

1955

1957

Road Service is extended to 24 hours.

1957

1970

RAC advocates for the compulsory installation of Motor Vehicle Standards approved seatbelts.

1970

1973

With seatbelts in new cars now compulsory, RAC seeks legislation banning the sale of non-approved seatbelts and child restraints.

1973

1975

The end of an era: RAC hands over the maintenance of its directional signposting program to local authorities.

1975

1978

Begins the push for drink-driving reform by releasing RAC research linking many fatal automobile accidents to drinking.

1978

1979

RAC's Road Patrol magazine declares the need for $1.2 billion for roads nationally.

1979

1980

RAC pushes for $400 million of taxes from the crude oil levy to be spent on roads.

1980

1983

RAC is appointed to monitor emergency telephones on Kwinana and Mitchell freeways.

1983

1988

The WA Government introduces random breath testing in line with other states after RAC lobbying.

1988

1992

Along with other Australian automobile clubs, RAC creates the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), which tests and rates the safety of new vehicles.

1992

1996

As part of its Crime Stoppers sponsorship, RAC Community Education officers visit schools and community groups to raise awareness of the program.

1996

1999

RAC launches the Attractions program, giving members exclusive discounts and benefits at a number of retail partners.

1999

2001

The Federal Government reduces the fuel excise and ends automatic indexation after significant campaigning by RAC.

2001

2002

RAC and WA Police join forces to establish the Neighbourhood Watch program.

2002

2003

The first RAC Rescue Helicopter takes to the skies, providing a 24-hour emergency service in WA, flying more than 4400 missions so far. Initiated the Red Spot campaign to improve the worst congestion spots on WA roads.

2003

2004

RAC secures a commitment of $100 million from the State Government to improve road safety, including $20 million for black spots and $80 million for safer roads.

2004

2005

RAC celebrates its centenary.

2005

2006

Partnering with other motoring clubs, RAC develops a star rating system for the safety levels of Australia’s road network.

2006

2009

RAC opens its Driver Training and Education Centre, offering courses for defensive driving, 4WD and truck driving, motorcycle riding and towing.

2009

2011

RAC installs its first electric-vehicle charging station. RAC establishes the RAC Community Sponsorship Program, providing more than $1.2 million to 150 local WA communities and initiatives over 5 years.

2011

2012

After 10 years of lobbying by RAC, the State Government directs 100% of red light and speed camera fines to the Road Trauma Trust Account for road safety projects. The first RAC bstreetsmart event is held, an annual crash re-enactment teaching students about road safety.

2012

2013

RAC launches the world’s first attention-powered car to raise awareness about inattention on our roads.

2013

2014

RAC's bstreetsmart adds an extra event every second year to reach regional students attending Country Week in Perth.

2014

2015

RAC Electric Highway® opens, the first of its kind in Australia, running from Perth to Augusta. As a symbol of the silence on road safety in the WA Wheatbelt, RAC unveils a life-sized African elephant sculpture made out of crashed cars. It highlights the significantly higher fatality rate in the Wheatbelt and our need to start a conversation. Following RAC lobbying, the State Government appoints a Road Safety Commissioner.

2015

2016

A second RAC Rescue Helicopter, based in Bunbury, flies into action as part of WA's only dedicated 24-hour emergency helicopter service. RAC begins trialling the RAC Intellibus, Australia's first driverless and fully electric shuttle bus.

2016