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Sunday, 10 August 2014
AA President gets bitchy with road safety & driving expert.
The following Twitter comments based on a factual statement by AA's media spokesman to a select committee see the full story here reveal that Edmund King has no patience or time for genuine road safety expertise and is reduced to silly playground rhetoric when faced with it. Drivers E. Midlands@EastMidsDrivers
Oh my, do you have inferiority problems? I sense your shoulder has a large chip on it?
Yes Edmund I do have a massive chip on my shoulder about profiteers in road safety, profiteers from the unnecessary prosecution of many thousands of perfectly safe drivers, public spokesmen with no background in road safety, prosecution and expert road driving, being consulted by select committees on the subject and yes I do have a chip on my shoulder when UK's drivers are not given the respect they earn and deserve.
If you and the AA don't have a chip about those things too then I advise drivers to join the RAC instead.
Motor engineer by trade, served 32 years in London Police. Class 1 advance police driver & motorcyclist. A keen cyclist still cycling at 75. Have dealt with accidents. Have prosecuted them. Have compiled and provided accident stats. Abstract road accident reports to the legal profession. Three Commissioner's Commendations (One on the instigation of the Governor of the Bank of England) Royal Humane Society Award for resuscitation in life threatening circumstances and a member of MENSA. Had two businesses. Very involved in local affairs in London. Ran a London boxing club and rose to the National ABA Council and England team manager. Founder of a London Borough Sports Council. Very involved in charity fundraising. Moved to Lincolnshire 1994. Founded an indoor short mat bowling club in Sutton on Sea. Currently the East Midlands Coordinator of the Alliance of British Drivers and now the founder of Driver's Protest Union. www.driversunion.co