A GYM trainer was furious after finding a mysterious note on her car accusing her of being EIACH.
Carly Bateman, 28, was also told there was no reason to have her SUV in an urban area after eco-activists deflated a tire outside her home.
She said she normally uses public transportation but needs the Skoda Yeti 4×4 to haul equipment for her entertainment company, which she runs alongside teaching fitness classes.
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The note read: “We have deflated one or more of your tires. You will be angry, but don’t take it personally. It’s not you, it’s your car.”
“We did this because driving in urban areas in your massive vehicle has huge consequences for others.
“Car companies are trying to convince us that we need massive cars. But SUVs and off-road vehicles are a disaster for our climate.
“Psychological studies show that SUV drivers are more likely to take risks on the road. SUVs are unnecessary and pure vanity.
“That’s why we took this measure. You can easily get by without your gas guzzler on foot, by bike or by public transport.”
Carly parks her car outside her home in Manchester as she can only park on the street and fears environmentalists could target her again.
She said: “I’m totally in favor of saving the planet. I do quite a bit in terms of recycling and the tram when I don’t really need my car.
“It worries me that I can’t hide it or do anything about it. If it had happened another time, it could have really hurt my work.
“We have huge costumes, so I have a 4×4. It was that or a van.
“I couldn’t ride, so I took an Uber and then my dad came out in his van to inflate my tire.
“If their goal is to save the planet, they didn’t solve any problems there because then there were two vehicles instead of one
“It was a little crazy. I was pretty annoyed, but I’m the kind of person who lets go of what you can’t control and solve problems.
“I just had to go to class and I would sort it later.”
She found the note when she went to work in the morning.
The environmental group responsible for tire extinguishers wants to ban SUVs in urban areas.
The group has targeted 1,000 SUVs in the UK in recent weeks.
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8558101/note-car-called-vain-manchester/ I was slapped on my car with a passive-aggressive tone that called me vain by a total stranger – I’m angry