The Association of British Drivers is campaigning for a Fair Deal For Drivers.
 
Over 30 million drivers have been taken for granted for too long. We are seen as cash cows for the limited services we receive, and are treated unreasonably by many authorities.
 
In the run-up to a General Election, we shall be running a number of campaigns to get our point of view across to decision makers.
 
Don’t suffer in silence — we need your support
 
We have four main campaign themes:
 
Axe The Tax

In ballpark figures, the government takes about £50 billion a year from drivers and spends only a fraction of that — £8 billion — on us.
 
Even enthusiasts for ‘green’ taxes have to admit that drivers are taxed through the nose — over five times the going rate for carbon dioxide emissions.
 
With family budgets under pressure, ABD is running an AXE THE TAX campaign, in which we will be exposing the unfair tax burden and calling for a fairer tax regime.
 
ABD calls for current and future governments to:
Real Road Safety

For far too long, the government’s emphasis has been on controlling speed, even though other factors are more often found in accidents.
 
REAL ROAD SAFETY can be achieved by a more enlightened programme of proven approaches:
Protect Our Privacy

The Association of British Drivers is campaigning for a fair deal for the driver — and calls for measures to PROTECT OUR PRIVACY.
 
The government is promoting road pricing in spite of massive public opposition. In a petition, 1.8 million people raised their concerns over privacy as well as cost.
 
Road pricing systems on the drawing board would record drivers’ movements in detail, opening up disastrous possibilities for the disclosure or loss of our sensitive personal data. Surveys show that drivers don’t trust a government that wants to widely share or even sell our data.
 
The government increasingly intends to record our journeys on all major roads using CCTV and Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) technology. Images will be retained on a National Vehicle Tracking Database — even though there is evidence that this indiscriminate surveillance is illegal.
Get Britain Moving

The Association of British Drivers is campaigning for a fair deal for the driver, who pays several times over for using our roads.
 
For far too long, there has been under-investment in roads, and misguided policies have actually removed road space and aggravated congestion. The government wants to further reduce road speeds and charge drivers more for the privilege of driving in congestion.
 
ABD is pleased to support the Daily Express ‘Crusade’, and provide its own policies to GET BRITAIN MOVING:
  • Improve our road network, including many bypasses that have been delayed for years.
  • Improve road capacity and the facilities drivers want, like parking.
  • Promote realistic speed limits, not political correctness.
  • Keep traffic flowing by sharper management of road works and closures.

The Association of British Drivers is campaigning for a fair deal for the driver.
Over 30 million drivers have been taken for granted for too long.
We need your support to put it right.

Here are some ways that you can help us:
 
ORDINARY DRIVER
KEEN DRIVER
PASSIONATE DRIVER
Contact your elected representatives and ask them for action: The ABD is totally non-party political. However, as many people believe that the next General Election will produce a Conservative government, it seems a good idea to request action from either: EXPERIENCED CAMPAIGNER
If you can't currently be active, a donation will go a long way to help others who can work on your behalf.
 

Please see our separate dedicated Fair Deal website
for more information and the latest on the campaign


 
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