Letter: Lower drink limit

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The Independent Culture
Sir: You rightly praise the success that the drink-driving campaigns have achieved over the years. The same approach now needs to be applied to other road-safety issues, and particularly to speeding.

Excessive speed is the cause of over one third of fatal crashes each year and plays a major role in over half of them. Speeding drivers kill and injure many more people than do drunk drivers.

High-profile advertising campaigns, sound laws (properly enforced) and deterrent sentences - the measures which have cut drink-driving - could be as effective in dealing with speeding motorists as they have been with drunk drivers.

JOHN STEWART

Chairman, RoadPeace

London NW10

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