Letter: Diana, latest victim of the car culture

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Letter: Diana, latest victim of the car culture

Sir: We are hearing, quite rightly, of Diana, Princess of Wales's achievements in turning round public and political opinion on many issues, especially Aids and landmines. She has, without doubt, enhanced and saved lives. It seems her death might bring long-overdue changes to the activities of the paparazzi and those who buy their product.

I am hoping for one further change: in recent months we have heard much from our politicians about the need to curb the excessive use and speed of motor vehicles. Will Diana's death help their cause by now laying bare the often heard falsehood of, "I'm different, I'm a good driver, I can handle speed, I'm safe driving fast"? If so, many more lives will be saved by hers.


Cheltenham, Gloucestershire