A blog about cars in Aberdeen.

This is a blog about cars in Aberdeen because most people aspire to the convenience of personal motor transport, pay dearly for the privilege, provide much employment, contribute greatly in taxes, and then people expect them to ‘leave the car at home’, while their money is spent creating cycle lanes and the like for freeloading cyclists.

Friday 1 April 2011

April Fuel! Protests

As pro-motoring activists who just love driving, we at Aberdeen Cars will be taking full part in April's fuel protests. Oh yes. There's nothing we like better than putting our foot down on the open road on our way to work or the shops. When we drive around Aberdeen, it's just like the TV car adverts: A beautifully gleaming brand-new car swooshes and swishes sure-footedly around deserted city streets in an aspirational modern city; a roadster carries a glamourous young couple round Bavarian switchback bends on a deserted mountain road; a 2.4 children family arrive laughing at the beach in their people carrier, the sun gleaming through a blue sky - driving round Aberdeen is exactly like that. We find it disgusting that through high taxes, speed limits, unessesary road closures and the like the government - in the pocket of the so-called "green lobby" - are doing everything they can to get us out of our beloved cars.

Bavarian Hairpin Roadster. "Vroooom".
So, to preserve our cherished way of life, to support all other beleaguered tax farmed motorists around the UK and to show big business and thus the government that drivers are a priority not a luxury, today, we'll be taking part in the "Petrol Price slash - make the joke on them" protest, which is a fuel boycott running today. The idea is that, to display our disgust at the governments paltry 1p drop in petrol duty, we all stop filling our tanks today - creating a loss of profit for the oil companies and forcing them to put pressure on the government to do something or other.

Next, over the weekend, the second leg of the protest will kick off, we will avoid all large shopping destinations which depend on the driver for trade - we will empty their out-of-town and intersection car parks and, instead, walk to the town centre or local shops.

Yes, this weekend of action will show the government that we have clout. If they don't listen to us, we'll just stop providing our vital economy-supporting driving-about-the-place service. We'll boycot petrol. We'll boycot destinations that need cars to get to them. We'll find an alternative, yes, we'll show them that there are alternatives to being tax-farmed at every turn! We'll walk! We'll cycle! We'll get the bus or train! Oh, wait. Hang on a minute...

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