‘Speed trial’ sense

THE letter from R.J. Winter MBE in last week’s Herald is to be applauded.

Mark Twain popularised the saying “there are lies, damn lies and statistics” and in the case of who is right and who is wrong in regard to the “20’s Plenty” debate, this could not be more appropriate.

R.J. Winter sensibly cuts through this and recommends a properly controlled and timed trial and who could argue with this approach?

While agreeing wholeheartedly with his comments, can I also suggest another trial carried out at the same time which would be creating pinch points in the roads around a school, so that traffic could only flow in one direction at a time and the crossing points for the children get very much narrower?

Well done to Mr Winter for shedding some much-needed light on this subject and let’s all get behind his ideas.

Derek Price

Poulters Lane