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Tower Bridge from the NorthThe Alliance of British Drivers (ABD - formerly the Association of British Drivers) was formed to fight for the interests of the everyday motorist – in other words most of us. UK drivers are some of the most heavily taxed in the world, and yet we have one of the worst road networks and suffer more from traffic congestion than the residents of almost all other countries. In addition road safety policy, environmental strategy and planning laws have become dominated by “anti-car” factions who do not represent the voice of the general public.

Note that this web site covers only the activities of the ABD in the London region. Please go to the main ABD web site at www.abd.org.uk where you can learn more about the ABD in general. Click on the About link from the menu on the left for a brief summary. For more information on the benefits of joining the association, go to the Membership page.

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Press Releases and Consultation Submissions

Click on the link above for details of all press releases and public consultation responses.

Congestion Charge Tax to be Increased. The charge is definitely rising to £11.50 per day when it was originally set at £5, despite 77% of people opposing the increase.

City and TfL plan 20-mph limits on main London roads. Without consulting the road users, Transport for London (TfL) and the City of London Corporation plan to impose 20-mph speed limits on TfL controlled roads in the City.

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London Congestion Charge One of the most controversial impositions on drivers in London is the Congestion Tax imposed by former Mayor Ken Livingstone. Go to this page for lots of information that explains why it is an enormously expensive scheme that simply has not worked: London Congestion Charge

Parking Charges Ever since the decriminalised system of enforcing parking was introduced into London, parking charges and penalties for "moving traffic offences" have been a major source of revenue for London boroughs, resulting in excessive charges, the constant harassment of drivers and the frequent imposition of unjustified penalties. Go here for more information: Parking.

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Campaigns

Our most recent campaign was on the Dartford Crossing, the tolling of that and other Thames River Crossings. See River_Crossings for more information. To support that campaign:

For information on our previous campaigns against 20 Mph Average Speed Cameras, the Western Extension of the Congestion Charge, against congestion charging in Greenwich and Permit Parking in Richmond go here: No20cameras, WesternCon Greenwich or Richmond

These campaigns show how you can make an impact and stop anti-car policies.