That the Automobile Association should continue to present itself as an organisation representing and upholding the motorist’s interests, is fast becoming a flagrant contravention of the Trades Description Act.
Every repressive measure emanating from the Ministry of Transport receives either meek acquiescence or outright support from this toothless organisation. To instance only three: SUPPORT for the so-called “fuel Saving” speed limits; SUPPORT for the compulsory wearing of seat belts; and now, SUPPORT for the erection of platforms on Motorway verges from which police can more effectively operate Vascar.
That the authorities should build obstructions on the edges of our fastest roads is had enough, but it is nothing short of disgraceful that Britain’s largest motoring organisation should support such a move. Soon the circuit safety committee of the GPDA will declare our Motorways too dangerous!
Needless to say I am not a member of the AA—I would rather push my car home. That any thinking motorist should subscribe to this organisation is, to me, the eighth wonder of the world, and the real tragedy is that Government is encouraged in all its motoring strait-jacketing by receiving the unswerving support of the country’s largest motoring organisation.
Larkhall J. L. M. COTTER