AA Plc is engaged in the business of providing roadside assistance services to breakdown vehicles in the United Kingdom. It operates through the following business segments: Roadside Assistance, Insurance Services, Driving Services, Ireland, Insurance Underwriting and Head Office costs. The Roadside Assistance segment provides a nationwide service, sending patrols out to members stranded at the side of the road, repairing their vehicles where possible and getting them back on their way quickly and safely. The Insurance Services includes the insurance brokerage activities of the AA, primarily in arranging motor and home insurance for customers, its home emergency activities and its intermediary financial services business. The Driving Services segment contains the AA Driving School and the British School of Motoring as well as AA Drivetech, which provides driver training and educative programs. The Ireland segment competes in the same segment types as the AA UK business, with the largest part of its business being Insurance Services and Roadside Assistance. The Insurance Underwriting segment consists of a reinsurance company, which historically reinsured certain private motor insurance business which originate from the Group's Insurance Services segment. The Head Office costs segment includes IT, finance, property and other back office support functions. The company was founded in 1905 and is headquartered in Basingstoke, the United Kingdom.