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.
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.
"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
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Jeremy Clarkson - Commenting on our Newsletter