About the Alliance of British 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 Alliance is run by volunteers from amongst its membership in their spare time. We have no full time employees. 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.

Our Objective

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 favor intelligent road policing by properly trained police traffic officers rather than blanket automated enforcement of only certain types of offense.

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.

Further information about the ABD
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Topics upon which we campaign
  • Improved standards of training for all road users.
  • Improvements in road and vehicle safety.
  • Recognition of the fact that roads are an essential part of the UK transport system; and that traffic is the lifeblood of the economy.
  • All of the taxes paid by motorists to be used to maintain and improve our road system to a safe and proper standard.
  • Realistic speed limits based upon road safety requirements and not political correctness or revenue generation.
  • An end to speed Cameras being used inappropriately.
  • Environmental policies based upon sound science rather than politics and hysteria.
  • An end to the government using drivers as an inexhaustible source of stealth tax, specifically no road tolls, nor 'congestion charging'.

"The Alliance 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 Alliance of British Drivers are unduly influential."

Richard Brunstrom, Chief Constable of North Wales Police | 2004-07-20

"... the best read since Alistar McLean finished HMS Ulysses"

Jeremy Clarkson - Commenting on our Newsletter

The ABD is a member of the following organizations
The National Council of Voluntary Organisations

The Fundraising Standards Board self-regulatory scheme

Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety