Obey the limit

PUBLISHED: 11:39 27 March 2008 | UPDATED: 13:08 06 May 2010

SIR, — To the authors of the recent letters against the introduction of more speed cameras on Hertfordshire roads, I would simply recommend doing what I do — don t speed. The matter of cameras on the roads really does become absolutely irrelevant if you k

SIR, - To the authors of the recent letters against the introduction of more speed cameras on Hertfordshire roads, I would simply recommend doing what I do - don't speed. The matter of cameras on the roads really does become absolutely irrelevant if you keep within the limits. To Mr Eric Bridgstock and the Stockport coroner (Herts Advertiser letters, March 20) I would say that that if I did, for example, habitually drive at 35mph in area with a 30mph limit, then yes, I might be keeping one eye on my speedometer as I approached a camera and thus become distracted.

But there are plenty of other distractions on our roads and simply by keeping my speed down I reduce - and often eliminate - the danger of being caught up in them. Unfortunately, where I live on Holywell Hill, many drivers, especially at night, often seem to think that no cars in front of them on a downhill - or even uphill - stretch. gives them the right to drive as fast as their car will allow. Only last year an elderly lady was knocked down and killed on the pedestrian crossing opposite Café Rouge because of a speeding driver.

So I really don't care whether it's speed cameras, vehicle-activated signs or a greater police presence on our roads. Any of these will do to deter these idiots who break the speed limit and remind them that speeding is an offence.

NICK ANDERSON

Holywell Hill, St Albans.

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