Education and realistic limits will cut crashes

I DO not support the view that a blanket 60mph speed limit would reduce accidents on our rural roads (The Hunts Post, April 15) for the following reasons: The people who currently ignore the current speed limits will still continue to ignore any new speed

I DO not support the view that a blanket 60mph speed limit would reduce accidents on our rural roads (The Hunts Post, April 15) for the following reasons:

The people who currently ignore the current speed limits will still continue to ignore any new speed limit.

The cost of installing new signage would be prohibitive and ignored.

It would in my opinion have no effect on the accident rate and may increase them due to impatient motorists taking chances.


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The only solution is to educate drivers, install realistic speed limits, reduce road hazards, improve visibility, improve road surfaces and signage.

The current policy of building speed humps, urban assault courses and restricted roads will at best damage cars, cause more noise and pollution, delay journeys, cause frustration and put more 4x4 vehicles on the road, as they seem the only vehicle able to withstand the abuse. All these do nothing to solve the problem, only transfer it to another location and compound it.

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WILLIAM MACK

Sapley Road

Hartford

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