The AA can date its history back to 1905 when a group of twenty-nine motoring buffs first joined together in a bid to help motorists avoid speed traps. Working only at weekends to begin with, members would cycle around warning motorists of any possible dangers as well as helping broken down vehicles. By 1914 the membership had grown to 83,000 people. In 1949, The AA launched the Night-time Breakdown Service in Lond, and gradually expanded to the rest of the country. In 1967 The AA started their own Insurance Service and have since expanded into a number of markets including a variety of insurance products, finance, vehicle and hotel inspections and many more.