Alliance of British Drivers

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The Alliance of British Drivers (ABD) is a motoring advocacy group in the United Kingdom. It is occasionally quoted by British news media in stories regarding road safety, motoring taxation, road infrastructure provision and other related issues.


The ABD was formed in 2012 by the merger of the Association of British Drivers and the Drivers' Alliance. The Association of British Drivers was an organisation that dated back to 1993, when it was formed as a membership based, not-for-profit organisation by Brian Gregory. The Drivers' Alliance, which had been formed to oppose road pricing, was founded in 2008 by Peter Roberts.[1] Peter Roberts had been responsible for creating an e-petition against road pricing which with more than 1.7 million signatories.[2][3]


In 2004, their predecessors were described by the controversial police chief Richard Brunstrom as "a bunch of crackpots being given prime airtime."[4]


  1. ^ "ABD and DA announce merger". RSGB Limited. 7 November 2012. Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  2. ^ Millward, David (24 June 2009). "Road pricing killed off by Transport Secretary, Lord Adonis". The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  3. ^ "PM emails road pricing signatories". The Crown. 27 February 2007. Archived from the original on 14 February 2009. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  4. ^ Bennetto, Jason (20 July 2004). "My dispatches from the thin blue line". Independent. Retrieved 18 November 2018.

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