Drivers' Group Condemns BBC Radio 2 Vote

Radio 2's Jeremy Vine show are currently giving the public the chance to vote one of eight categories of road user off the roads.

Listeners can choose between a desire to persecute caravans, lorries, horses, bicycles, 4x4s, tractors, white vans or motorcycles.

"Whoever 'wins' the vote, we are disgusted by this survey because it legitimises bigotry and hatred between different groups of road users," said ABD spokesman Nigel Humphries. "Everyone has an equal right to use the public highway, provided they do so reasonably and responsibly. Jeremy Vine and the BBC should be ashamed of themselves for lowering Radio 2 to this level."

The ABD believes that we all need to show courtesy, respect and understanding when we encounter other road users. The root of aggressive, unsafe behaviour on the roads is the belief that "I have more right to be here than you." Jeremy Vine is doing nothing less than stoking up this attitude.

"With road space at a premium due to the failure of government policy, all transport users need to be working together to demand a decent infrastructure for everyone. If we make scapegoats of each other, we just let the Government off the hook," continued Humphries.

9 March 2007 Staff

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