Letter: Coach safety

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Sir: The sensible and enforceable idea to keep all coaches out of the fast lane on motorways is going to be buried under the 'gadget fix' seatbelt solution. It seems to be so much easier to add more and more safety features to our transport than to enforce speed restrictions and ensure that people behave sensibly on the roads.

Coaches speeding down the fast lane are terrifying to other drivers - similar-sized lorries cannot do it, so why should coaches? I drive students in a minibus occasionally and I do not go in the fast lane as at speeds over 65mph I do not feel in total control of the vehicle, especially if fully loaded.

Yours faithfully,


Sheldwich, Kent