Letters In Brief

Sir: Lance Green (letter, 8 April) maintains that government figures overestimate the number of speed-related road crashes. On the contrary, they underestimate them. If all vehicles moved at 0mph, there would be no crashes. People would only be hurt by vehicles if they spontaneously burst into flames as they walked by. So let's have lower speeds: 20mph in residential areas; 40mph on narrow rural roads; no change on the motorways. And if we can't have that, how about enforcement of the existing limits?

ANDREW ROBERTS

Cambridge

Sir: I am sorry Richard Guise (letter, 10 April) suffers at not having to work on religious holidays. But the solution is simple. Let him get a job in a supermarket, where he will have to work on Sundays like it or no; and if he is still wretched at getting Christmas off, he can always lend a hand at a Crisis shelter for the homeless.

R L STURCH

Kidlington,

Oxfordshire

Sir: The writer of your caption referring to a "line of donkeys" on the Greek island of Hydra (Travel, 10 April) clearly cannot tell his mule from his ass.

WILLIAM F CASEY

Painswick, Gloucestershire

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