LETTER: drivers are facing a war


The Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) has invited the public to give their opinions on the way local councils create heaven or hell for drivers.

To encourage responses, the ABD is launching a prize competition – “Does Your Council Give You the Hump?”.

We were promised before the last General Election that the “War on the Motorist” would be ended, but many drivers feel it is still going on.

Some local authorities treat drivers with due respect. Others are too often sold on the idea that they have some kind of duty to discourage car use.

For example, instead of making proper provision for our vehicles, precious road space is reallocated under the Orwellian claim of “improving choice”. Other concerns include road conditions, parking charges and restrictions.

I hope that the competition will open many eyes to the best and worst practices and stimulate more public debate on these important issues.

For more about the competition and our new video, please visit www.abd.org.uk and scroll down.
Nominations close on 31st August 2014.

Ian Taylor

Alliance of British Drivers
PO Box 248

M41 4BW