|2002-12-29||BBC News 24||Tony Vickers on offering drivers training instead of points, also condemned plans to give speed cameras to local busybodies.|
|2002-12-23||BBC Eastern Counties||Nigel Humphries with a wide ranging condemnation of current road safety policy.|
|2002-12-23||BBC Three Counties||Mark McArthur-Christie in response to news that Luton was in the top 10 for parking tickets. Exposed the decriminalised parking scam.|
|2002-12-23||The Argus (Brighton)||Mark McArthur-Christie quoted on the decriminalised parking scam.|
|2002-12-22||Sunday Express||ABD quoted in an article about unreasonable parking enforcement.|
|2002-12-22||Sunday Times||ABD quoted in an article about local residents being trained to use speed guns.|
|2002-12-22||Mail on Sunday Times||ABD quoted in an article about the Christmas card sent out by Northamptonshire Police depicting Santa's sleigh being snapped by a speed camera.|
|2002-12-18||BBC Radio Oxford||Mark McArthur-Christie responding to John Spellars attempt to blame congestion on women drivers. Pointed out it is in fact the government causing the problem.|
|2002-12-22||Sunday Times||Mark McArthur-Christie quoted re police plans to give speed guns to local residents.
"Itís a bit vigilante. Is the next step to have patrols looking for burglars? Itís not solving problems, it just gets noisy local residents off the police and councilís back."
|2002-12-16||BBC Radio Wales;
BBC Radio Leeds
|Nigel Humphries on government plans to offer a £500 reward for people who report drunk drivers.
Nigel pointed out that good citizens shouldn't need such rewards. Also people should dissuade people from taking the wheel if they were drunk, and they might be incentivised to let them get on with it, then report them to get the reward, and someone could be killed before the police got to them.
|2002-12-12||Express & Star||Brian Gregory quoted in article about advertising hoardings distracting drivers on the M6.|
|2002-12-10||BBC Radio Scotland||Nigel Humphries on bus lanes.|
|2002-12-10||BBC Three Counties Radio;
BBC Radio Berkshire.
|Mark McArthur-Christie on bus lanes, following our bus lane press release.|
|2002-12-10||BBC Eastern Counties Radio||Nigel Humphries on bus lanes in Cambridge.|
|2002-12-10||BBC Radio Suffolk||Tony Vickers on bus lanes.|
BBC Radio Cambridge;
BBC Radio Cornwall;
BBC Radio Cumbria;
BBC R. Hereford & Worcester;
BBC Radio Leeds;
BBC Radio London;
BBC Radio Oxford;
BBC Radio Sheffield;
BBC Radio Stoke;
BBC Radio Three Counties;
BBC Radio WM.
|Mark McArthur-Christie discussing bus lanes.|
BBC Radio 5;
BBC 3 Counties Radio;
BBC Radio Northampton;
BBC Radio WM
|Tony Vickers on bus lanes.|
|2002-12-03||BBC R. Cambridgeshire;
BBC R. Essex;
BBC R. Humberside.
|Nigel Humphries on bus lanes.|
|2002-12-02||LBC||Nigel Humphries on bus lanes, following our bus lane press release.|
|2002-12-01||Mail on Sunday||Nigel Humphries warning of a huge backlash against Ken Livingstone's £5-a-day congestion charge.|
|2002-11-26||BBC Radio Leeds||Nigel Humphries on Congestion and roadbuilding.|
|2002-11-26||BBC Eastern Counties||Nigel Humphries on plans to charge motorists for using roads within 50 miles of London.|
|2002-11-22||BBC 3 Counties||Ben Lovejoy on the proposed congestion tax on the M25.|
|2002-11-21||Western Daily Press (South Wales)||Nigel Humphries quoted regarding police targetting of rally fans with speed traps over the Network Q rally weekend.|
|2002-11-20||Liberty Radio (London)||Nigel Humphries on plans to turn all the traffic light cameras in London into speed cameras as well.|
|2002-11-11||autonews.ru (Русский)||Coverage of our PR on 15mph speed limits outside schools.|
|2002-11-11||BBC 3 Counties Radio||Tony Vickers on 15mph speed limits outside schools.|
|2002-11-11||LBC||Tony Vickers discussing the increased number of speeding tickets.|
|2002-11-10||'Viewpoint' BBC2||Tony Vickers and Russell Eden featured in programme about speed cameras.|
|2002-11-05||Daily Mail||Tony Vickers on government claims that speed cameras have reduced KSI accidents by 47%.|
|2002-11-05||Express & Star
|Letter from Russell Eden on lower time-controlled speed limits outside schools.|
|2002-10-29||Daily Mail||Nigel Humphries quoted in front-page article about speed camera prosecutions increasing by a million next year.|
|2002-10-29||Daily Express||Nigel Humphries quoted in an article about 2 million speed camera prosecutions in 2002.
Supportive editorial comment.
|2002-10-29||BBC Radio Southern Counties||Nigel Humphries discussing 2 million speed camera prosecutions this year.|
|2002-10-28||BBC Radio Wales||Nigel Humphries debating a high-court challenge to painting speed cameras yellow with Vicki Cann of the anti-car group 'Transport 2000'.|
|2002-10-21||East Anglia Daily Times||Malcolm Heymer quoted in article on unlawful 30mph speed limits in Suffolk.|
|2002-10-17||Today, BBC Radio 4;
BBC Radio 5;
|Tony Vickers on government plans for more 20mph speed limits.|
|2002-10-17||BBC Radio Leeds;
BBC Radio Northampton
|Nigel Humphries on 20mph speed limits.|
|2002-10-17||Daily Mail||Tony Vickers quoted in front page lead article on speed limits.|
|2002-10-11||Daily Mirror||ABD quoted in an article about unlawful speed limits.|
|2002-10-11||Ripon Gazette||ABD quoted in an article attacking many aspects of current transport policies.|
|2002-10-09||Rock FM||Ron Walker on various issues.|
|2002-10-08||BBC Radio Oxford||Mark McArthur-Christie on anti-car Oxford City Council having a chauffeur-driven limo and driver.|
|2002-10-08||Daily Mail||Malcolm Heymer quoted in article about unlawful 30mph speed limits in Suffolk.|
|2002-10-01||Saga FM (West Mids)||Russell Eden re an increase in the number of people Killed or Seriously Injured at the 38 speed camera sites in Birmingham.|
|2002-10-01||BBC Radio Wales||Nigel Humphries debating road tolls with a spokesman from 'Living Streets'.|
|2002-10-01||BBC Radio Leeds||Tony Vickers on congestion charging.|
|2002-10-01||Birmingham Evening Mail||Russell Eden quoted in article entitled 'Speed Cameras Just a Stealth Tax'|
|2002-09-30||BBC Radio WM||Tony Vickers discussing recent attacks on speed cameras in the Dudley area.
Condemned criminal damage, but expessed no surprise at attacks on cameras by aggreived motorists given the way the authorities were abusing them.
|2002-09-24||The Scotsman||Nigel Humphries on plans to double the number of speed cameras in the Scotish Borders.|
|2002-09-23||BBC Radio London||Tony Vickers on Ken Livingstone's plans to tow away the cars of persistent congestion
Reminded listeners of Ken's statement about hating cars and wanting to ban the lot of them, and denounced this move as another act of spite in his personal vendetta against London drivers.
|2002-08-14||Liverpool Daily Post||Article based around ABD press release 334.|
|2002-08-07||Autocar||Bernard Abrams quoted in an article about the government's attitude to motorists.|
|2002-08-06||BBC Radio Wiltshire||Bernard Abrams on EU plans for drivers to take liability for accidents that are not their fault.|
|2002-08-06||BBC Radio Leeds||Bernard Abrams on our Gas Guzzler PR.|
|2002-08-05||Carlton TV||Bernard Abrams on EU no fault liability plans.|
|2002-08-05||BBC Radio Wales||Bernard Abrams on EU no fault liability plans, and the estimated £50 hike in insurance premiums that would result.
The ridiculous proposals were opposed by 100% of callers, and by cycling group representatives.
BBC Radio 4 'PM'
|Tony Vickers on EU plans for drivers to take liability for accidents that are not their fault.|
|2002-08-05||BBC Radio Humberside||Bernard Abrams on EU no fault liability plans.|
|2002-08-01||BBC TV South West||Tony Vickers on speed cameras.|
|2002-07-26||Express & Star
|Russell Eden quoted in an article on government plans to impose even more severe penalties for exceeding speed limits. Read it here|
|2002-07-26||Motorcycle News||ABD quoted in an article opposing speed cameras.|
|2002-07-25||BBC Radio Scotland;
BBC Radio Wales
|Nigel Humphries on proposed changes to road traffic penalties.|
|2002-07-24||LBC Radio||John Dean on driver training & education.|
|2002-07-24||BBC Radio 5 Live||Mark McArthur-Christie on how Britain's motorists are now targets for any new government initiative as long as it involves tax, spying, control or regulation and restriction.|
|2002-07-23||BBC Radio 3 Conuties||John Dean on plans to abuse satellites for big brother purposes.|
|2002-07-23||BBC Radio Berkshire||Mark McArthur-Christie on Alistair Darling's desire to spy on drivers using satellites.|
|2002-07-19||BBC Radio Humberside||Bernard Abrams discussing a local businessman who is suing the highway's agency over delays caused by hedge cutting at peak times.|
|2002-07-17||BBC Radio Leeds||Nigel Humphries opposing calls by RoSPA to reduce blood alcohol limits, whilst supporting bigger differentials in sentencing between those just over the limit many hours after drinking, and deliberate drunk drivers.|
|2002-07-15||BBC Radio Gloucestershire||Nigel Humphries on the ABD's Vegetation Kills PR.|
|2002-07-14||Sunday Times||Mark McArthur-Christie quoted on 'congestion charging'.|
|2002-07-08||BBC London Live||Mark McArthur-Christie on plans for bus stops to be filled in so that buses hold up the traffic (including other buses!) when they stop.|
|2002-07-06||BBC Radio Oxfordshire||Mark McArthur-Christie on workplace parking charges coming to Oxford.|
|2002-07-04||BBC Radio Cambridgeshire||Mark McArthur-Christie on a proposal by Cambridgeshire County Council to fine drivers who leave their engines running whilst stationary in traffic.|
|2002-07-04||BBC Radio Humberside||Hugh Bladon on speed humps and speed cameras.|
|2002-07-02||Nigel Humphries on Edinburgh's latest anti-car nonsense.|
|2002-06-26||Fleet Week magazine||ABD press release 327 featured in an article condemning the Transport Select Committee.|
|2002-06-25||Ben Lovejoy on Edinburgh's ludicrous proposal to make drivers phone the council for permission before driving into the city.|
|2002-06-25||Local Transport Today||Letter from ABD environment spokesman Bernard Abrams.|
|2002-06-24||BBC Radio Derby||Brian Gregory debating speed cameras with Maggie Ward, Project Manager of the Derbyshire 'Safety' Camera Partnership.|
|2002-06-20||Central TV news||Mark McArthur-Christie on speed cameras.|
|2002-06-20||BBC Radio 3 Counties||Brian Gregory on the Transport Select Committee's report.|
|2002-06-20||The Sun||Brian Gregory quoted re the transport select committee report.
"This is a crazy approach to road safety. Why are motorists being persecuted time and time again when the real dangers on the road are not being addressed?"
|2002-06-19||Channel 4 News||Tony Vickers on the transport select committee report, opposite Gwyneth Dunwoody.|
|2002-06-19||BBC Radio Stoke||Nigel Humphries on the transport select committee.|
|2002-06-19||BBC Radio Humberside||Tony Vickers on the transport select committee's recommendations.|
|2002-06-19||BBC Radio Leeds||Nigel Humphries condemning the transport select committee, and describing them as 'clueless' about road safety.|
|2002-06-12||The Times||Mark McArthur-Christie quoted in an article about plans to impose tolls on the M25.|
|2002-06-11||Central TV news||Mark McArthur-Christie on congestion charging.|
|2002-06-07||Daily Mail||ABD quoted in an article about the supposed scrapping of hidden speed cameras.|
|2002-06-01||Financial Times||Brian Gregory quoted in an article about Alistair Darling and his apparent enthusiasm for congestion charging.|
|2002-05-30||Today, Radio 4||Tony Vickers on the appointment of Alistair Darling as transport secretary.
"My thoughts for the new transport minister are largely concerned with him producing a genuine integrated transport policy for this country rather than simply favouring public transport over private road use. It really is very important that he recognises that freedom of mobility is very dear to the hearts of many people in this country, and as important in many respects as freedom of speech or the right to vote. And people feel at the present moment that they are being completely overlooked in this respect."
|2002-05-27||BBC Radio Humberside||Nigel Humphries on Government Transport policy.|
|2002-05-22||ITN Radio||Nigel Humphries on parking.|
(Stoke on Trent)
|Letter from Dave Hammond on speed cameras and inadequately signed speed limits.|
|2002-05-21||Central TV news||Bernard Abrams on the news that hundreds of badly sited speed cameras across Britain are to be ripped out.|
|2002-05-17||Ripon Gazette||ABD press release 318 'Bypasses Can Protect The Environment' featured.|
|2002-05-17||BBC Radio Wales||Nigel Humphries on road tolls.|
|2002-05-17||BBC Radio 3 Counties;
BBC Radio Berkshire;
|John Dean on road tolls.
Pointed out that drivers already contribute £40 billion, and that road user charges will affect everyone, whether they drive or not.
|2002-05-17||BBC Radio Wales||Nigel Humphries on road tolls.|
|2002-05-13||Saga FM (West Mids)||Nigel Humphries on plans for a new development in Wolverhampton. See PR 322|
|2002-05-13||BBC Radio Wales||Nigel Humphries on uninsured drivers.|
|2002-05-06||Auto Express||Mark McArthur-Christie quoted in article on speed camera proliferation.|
|2002-05-02||BBC Radio Leeds||Nigel Humphries on road tolls. Twice!|
|2002-04-21||Talk Radio||Brian Gregory on speed cameras.|
|2002-04-20||BBC Radio Leeds||Nigel Humphries in discussion with a cycling group spokesman.|
|2002-04-18||BBC Radio Oxford||Mark McArthur-Christie on the budget.|
|2002-04-18||BBC Radio Humberside||Tony Vickers calling on drivers to stand up for themselves.|
|2002-04-17||Financial Times||ABD quoted in an article on the budget.|
|2002-04-16||BBC Radio Cleveland||Brian Gregory discussing speed cameras with local speed camera partnership rep, and Jon Simpson of the RAC Foundation.|
|2002-04-13||BBC GMR||Tony Vickers calling for fuel tax to be reduced.|
|2002-04-12||BBC Radio Leeds||John Dean on South & West Yorks joining the 'safety' camera scheme.|
|2002-04-11||Daily Mail||ABD quoted in front page article condemning "the government's 'cash-for-cameras' programme".|
|2002-03-22||LBC||Tony Vickers on blood alcohol levels and mobile phones.|
|2002-03-22||Jimmy Young Show, Radio 2||Nigel Humphries re a private members bill to ban the use of mobile phones.|
|2002-03-21||Swansea Sound||Nigel Humphries on the Welsh Assembly's roadbuilding plans.|
|2002-03-14||The Sun; Daily Express||Tony Vickers on fuel price increases.|
BBC Radio Three Counties
|Mark McArthur-Christie on 'parking cameras' and bus-lane cameras in London.|
|2002-03-07||Punchbag, HTV||Hugh Bladon discussing congestion charging with an ETA spokesman and a Labour MP.
Video Archive on HTV website
|2002-03-05||BBC Radio 3 Counties||Nigel Humphries on speed cameras, and the increase in tickets issued.|
|2002-03-04||Tonight, ITV||Tony Vickers on congestion charging.|
|2002-03-04||BBC Radio Northampton||Hugh Bladon on letting people learn to drive at 16.|
|2002-03-03||Viewpoint Midlands, BBC TV||Dave Hammond on various subjects.|
|2002-02-25||LBC||Tony Vickers on congestion charging.|
|2002-02-24||BBC Radio 5||Tony Vickers discussing congestion charging with Darren Johnson of the Green Party.|
|2002-02-20||BBC GMR||Nigel Humphries on the pay as you drive insurance proposal from Norwich Union.|
|2002-02-17||Sunday Telegraph||ABD website mentioned regarding our publication of a Road Safety Report by Dr Richard North.|
|2002-02-12||BBC Radio 3 Counties||Mark McArthur-Christie on the bizarre move of some councils to place bunches of flowers at non-existent accident sites.|
|2002-02-10||Mail on Sunday||Nigel Humphries quoted on speed camera revenue raising.|
|2002-02-01||BBC Radio Berkshire||Mark McArthur-Christie on congestion charging.
Made the point that this would do little to decrease congestion, but a lot to price poor people off the roads and onto inadequate public transport.
|2002-02-01||BBC Radio 3 Counties||Hugh Bladon on congestion charging.|
|2002-02-01||Police Review||John Dean contrasting the extremist views of Richard Brunstrom on speed cameras and speed limiters.|
|2002-01-25||BBC Radio London
BBC Radio Eastern Counties
|Tony Vickers on the 5th anniversary of the "How's my Driving?" stickers.|
|2002-01-24||BBC Radio Humberside||Hugh Bladon on congestion.|
|2002-01-23||Daily Mail||Tony Vickers commenting on the need for traffic patrols instead of speed cameras.|
|2002-01-21||BBC Radio Wales||Ben Lovejoy on the latest crackpot scheme by North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom — to inflict 70mph speed limiters on cars.|
|2002-01-17||The Times||Letter by Mark McArthur-Christie regarding transport policy.|
|2002-01-16||LBC Radio||Nigel Humphries on the Gary Hart case.|
|2002-01-15||BBC Radio Northumberland||Tony Vickers on fatigue. See ABD PR 311.|
|2002-01-11||BBC Radio Gloucestershire||Ben Lovejoy on the Gary Hart case.|
|2002-01-07||WIN FM||John Dean on the Idris Francis case.|
|2002-01-03||BBC News website||Article about Idris Francis' application to the European Court of Human Rights|
|2002-01-02||BBC Radio 5||Idris Francis on his application to the European Court of Human Rights re the
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