Published: 14 September, 2012
• MOST of us would assume that the official figures released by the Department for Transport showing a 24 per cent increase in accidents in 20mph zones are “like for like”, in other words the total number of accidents in all of these zones compared with the total number for the same zones in the previous year.
For Caroline Russell to say, therefore, that the increase is just due to there being more 20mph zones and that the number of accidents per mile
of road has actually gone down is highly misleading and probably completely wrong (‘Sobering’ rise in accidents makes a case for more 20mph zones, September 7).
The fact remains that this latest news is very worrying and cannot be brushed aside. There is a strong theory that, on certain roads, driving
at such an unnaturally slow speed can cause drivers to lose concentration on what’s ahead.
As for Annette Thomas’s comments, I support the Common Sense Party rather than the Green Party.
I am not anti-council; the council has done a lot for small businesses, including helping to promote the Highbury Barn shops, for which I am grateful.
Like Ms Thomas I am also an “elderly citizen”, drawing my pension and using my Freedom Pass.
As well as selling cheese, I think I am entitled to an opinion on this subject which is just as valid and responsible as she no doubt thinks hers is.
Highbury Park, N5