As an association, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest is organised in local chapters, which relay the club’s work.

Each chapter is overseen by an administrator appointed by the board.

The chapter comprises local administrators, a chair and local representatives.

The chapter is the first port of call for local members.

The club’s influence is worldwide, but we are careful to nurture our grassroots membership of motorists, whose interests we defend as part of our founding purpose.

Local chapters power the association throughout France, providing personal connections in their communities.

They play a special role in promoting road safety, a core concern for us.

The Criterium du jeune conducteur programme for children plays a pivotal role in that promotion, by addressing the issue at a young age and instilling good practice.