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Alliance Against 4x4s

By Rob Last edited 145 months ago
Alliance Against 4x4s
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And so the trend for protestors dressed in silly costumes continues into the new year. This time it's not the Fathers4Justice (or even Mothers4Justice), but the Alliance Against Urban 4x4s.

As you might imagine the Alliance feel that taking your kids to school in a whacking great off-road vehicle is "extremely irresponsible", and that parents who ferry their kids round in these gas guzzlers are just "showing off".

To get this point across members of the protest group dressed up as teachers and lollipop ladies to target drivers at a junction in Belsize Park this morning.

As spokesperson for the group is quoted as saying,

"These vehicles are totally unsuitable for cities, jamming up roads, threatening children's safety and increasing pollution. It's a real shame that so many adults feel the need to show off to one another like this. Their cars have seen as much off-road action as the average pram. Today we are giving hundreds of parents a D for environmental damage and an E for effort."

If you would like to take a stance against the scourge of 4x4s you can sign this petition asking Ken Livingstone to increase road tax and create exclusion zones for 4x4s in urban areas; or there's ways the slightly more creative spoof parking tickets.

Last Updated 11 January 2005

maxniederhofer

They're just jealous. SUVs rock!

Tom

SUV's blatantly don't rock; the magic numbers do. SUV's are for people who are full of self-importance yet lacking imagination. They look like they were designed by a six year old boy, they take up too much room on congested city roads, use fuel like only self-centered fools could justify and make the drivers look like wa**kers. And why would I be jealous? I drive a 1993 red mini cooper which is the most fun you can have without babyoil and would pi** all over your bloated toy from a standing start.

Grow up and find some social responsibility.

Kaz

I signed the petition, thanks for the link.

I liked the message I got after signing: "Your name will be added to the petition and sent to Mr Darling and Ken." I just like how Ken needs no surname.

Mark

Hey, Tom looks like you are the wa**er. I don't need to boast about how fast my '1993 red mini cooper' can accelerate as I don't drive a car to race people at the lights, and in any case I would be ashamed to admit I drive a pussy footing piece of c**p like that around. And you are jealous, because as a loser you cannot afford a nice shiny 4x4 and so have to make up excuses as to why they are so bad. And of course your little mini is so environmentally superior - you are still creating greenhouse gases (and not just by talking liberal drivel) which doesn't make you all that morally superior. Why not buy a horse and cart and prove your 'Green' credentials? No, didn't think so.