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About the ABD

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The Association of British Drivers is Britain's foremost campaigning group for drivers.
We are a voluntary non-profit making organization funded by subscriptions and donations from members and the public. We receive no funds from the government or from any companies, and so represent the truly independent voice of the driver.
The Association is run by volunteers from amongst its membership in their spare time. We have no full-time employees.
The ABD is a member of The National Council of Voluntary Organisations, and the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety.
The ABD was founded in 1992 by our Chairman, Brian Gregory, and a group of fellow drivers from all walks of life and from all parts of the United Kingdom.
The objective of the ABD is to provide an active, responsible voice to lobby on behalf of Britain's beleaguered drivers upon many issues, especially those where official policy in recent years has been to discriminate against drivers by means of mis-information, obstruction, restriction, delay, or taxation.
In particular, we campaign for a return to the 'Three Es' of road safety, which gave Britain the safest roads in the world — Education, Engineering and Enforcement. We favour intelligent road policing by properly trained police traffic officers rather than blanket automated enforcement of only certain types of offence.
We want everyone to have the freedom to choose the most appropriate form of transport for each journey. We believe that increasing the usage of public transport is best achieved by enhancing the standard of provision, not by penalising car use. We seek genuine integrated transport policies which recognise that the use of private vehicles is an essential part of the transport mix.
Other issues we campaign upon include: For complete details of all the issues we currently campaign on, please refer to our Manifesto.
“The Association of British Drivers is always first out of the blocks when it comes to responding to the latest bit of hot air expelled from the anti-everything lobby.”
Catherine Riley
Motoring Editor
The Times 2007-01-19

“Pressure groups such as the Association of British Drivers are unduly influential.”
Richard Brunstrom
Chief Constable of North Wales Police

“… the best read since Alistar McLean finished HMS Ulysses”
Jeremy Clarkson
commenting on our newsletter, On The Road

We welcome every driver in Britain who is concerned about the way they are being treated by the government and local authorities to join us and help us in our campaigning efforts.
Make a donation to our fighting fundThe ABD is run entirely on a voluntary basis by its members.
All subscriptions and donations are used for campaigning.
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