I'd like the members of Fordforums to meet one of our lowest level members of society, Mr Harold Scruby. Chairman of numerous self initiated groups including the Pedestrian Council of Australia www.walk.com.au
which makes itself heard on the false basis of improving conditions for pedestrians.
The problem with 'Harold' (which is what everyone calls him because it is a word interchangeable with 'myopic moron', 'fool', 'idiot' and numerous other superlatives) is he forgets he is running a pedestrian council. Look at his website and read the media releases. They're all about better ways to 'roger' the motorists.
Take his recent complaint about the Magna advertisement. Last week they had one complaint against this ad however after this was reported in the media I guess Harold drummed up 29 of his mates (strong word for a fashion industry relic who is a self proclaimed expert on everything). He claims it glorified speed, wrecking the environment, racing and so on. He neglects to realise it actually aims to make buyers aware of active safety features such as all wheel drive.
For a bit of background Harold has no education or qualifications in road safety. He is an ex fashion industry worker with little else to do except complain bitterly in newspapers, public forums, council meetings and mostly try and erode the basic mobility and enjoyment of driving. He resorts to personal attacks on people by questioning their IQ from minor spelling mistakes and grammatical errors. His sole interest in life is telling other people what to do.
I encourage anyone to write to him and tell him what you think of his ideas on:
- car confiscation
- lower speed limits (he wants 40 zones pretty much everywhere; at least where he doesn't want 10 or 20 zones!!!)
- P and L plater curfews and restrictions
- severe penalties for number plate covers and dirty plates etc
- a pile of extra speed cameras (he thinks speed is the solution to all ills)
While you're at it ask him why he never asks questions on jay walkers, errant pedestrians, pedestrian curfews (stats show drunk pedestrians pose high risk at night time), walking while intoxicated, and the qualifications of people who purport to be road safety experts.
Send emails to:
(please refrain from using language and personal attacks when you write directly to Harold)
I offer this thread because Scruby has admitted to some people in the road safety forums (i.e. stakeholders) that he expects people who oppose his views to "push back just as hard". Therefore, let's start pushing and put this guy in his place. We simply cannot afford to have losers like this actively contributing to initiatives that erode car ownership rights.