Association of British Drivers “not a bunch of fanatics”

The ABD tries very hard but is often dismissed as a bunch of fanatics and speed freaks (which it is are not) [sic]. — Honest John

The Association of British Drivers — the group that is to mainstream motoring organisations what time cube is to mainstream cults — have made the shock move of saying something that isn’t totally batshit insane: the government should scrap £5k ‘gift’ to buyers of £25k electric cars.

It’s true.  If the government wants to meet its carbon targets and make the world a nicer place in the process, there are far more effective things it can do with the money than help buy toys for the rich.  While they’re at it, instead of funding EV charging infrastructure, there’s another kind of transport infrastructure they could fund that would make a much bigger impact…

Fortunately the ABD have saved their reputation for a laugh on every page with the excellent line “leaving aside the considerable doubt that CO₂ has any significant impact on climate change…

Ah.  “Not a bunch of fanatics…”

Like most ABD press releases, the most coverage this achieved was to be churned on a couple of obscure trade press blogs.  Still, more than can be said for their previous comedy offering, which was ignored completely: 20mph too slow for Blackfriars Bridge.

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6 responses to “Association of British Drivers “not a bunch of fanatics”

  1. The Danes put a 180% tax on new car sales – if we did a fraction of that here, the money could go towards sustainable travel plans. This would benefit everyone, all current car owners would see the value of their car’s second-hand value rise whether running or even just for scrap/parts.

  2. Comic Sans – I love you :-)

  3. Even a stopped clock tells the right time twice a day.

  4. Honest John – the man who agreed that fast drivers shouldn’t be held up by slower drivers and that those slower drivers should not be complaining about being tailgated, and who suggested there should be a law prohibiting such behaviour (of being slow and not getting out of the way of the person behind).

  5. Pingback: AWWTM: Association of British Drivers “not a bunch of fanatics” | Joe D

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