The RAC 124 was a stimulation drink, in a silver 250ml can, that was designed by both the RAC Foundation and the makers of the drink Sprite to help get tired motorists home safely if they felt sleepy at the wheel. It was intended to give the drinker a 15-30 minute boost at most.
It was a stronger variant of lemon
Sprite, which proved very popular in the UK
took it as an apparent cure
, This was not true, and some drivers crashed as a result of this, but luckly none died. It was later withdrawn since the RAC
felt it was unsafe
to market a drink this way due to people's misuse of their product.
- Sprite official website