Letter: Speed kills

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The Independent Culture
Sir: For many years successive governments have seen fit to curb inexperienced and young motorbike riders, initially controlling engine capacity and latterly engine power. I have never seen any efforts to apply the same principle to cars. Perhaps the car culture is too well established. Perhaps ministers are worried that the public will not accept such controls.

Motorbike drivers were killing themselves. Car drivers are killing others. The Government seems happy to protect us from ourselves, less so from others.

Youth, inexperience and fast cars do not mix well. Let us apply a power limit dependent on the experience and age of the driver.


London SW17