CHRIS Gould, after reading your letter in the comments page in last week’s Worthing Herald, I really have to question your comments from a young person’s point of view.
The aim of the Twenty is Plenty campaign is not to eliminate accidents, but it does much more than that – it saves lives!
Your point that Duncan Kay’s aim is to make car journeys more inconvenient is absolutely ridiculous!
It’s a fact, if you were to hit someone at 20mph you would just stop in time; only one per cent are killed.
It’s a fact, if you were to hit someone at 30mph the person would have serious injuries and seven per cent are killed.
That just proves it works. I think it is much more important to save lives and make Worthing a safer environment than worrying about having the “usefulness of your car limited”, which you previously said in your letter.
I am also a keen cyclist, and I struggle to understand why you would not support the Twenty is Plenty campaign. I am often left annoyed how inconsiderate speeding drivers treat cyclists. So I believe that the Twenty is Plenty campaign for Worthing making the residential roads calmer is a borough wide force for good!
I say let’s pull together and show our positive support to the campaign and think about the lives that can be saved and sign the petition!
Youth mayor of Worthing