Letter : Got the hump

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Any psychology student looking for a project might consider researching a possible link between "road rage" and the proliferation of "traffic- calming" schemes ("Road rage suspect ruled out", 26 May).

As one for whom a shopping trip involves an obstacle course that would qualify me for active service in a tank regiment, it is unsurprising that I, and presumably most other motorists, traverse the final sleeping policeman in a rather militaristic frame of mind.

When I also calculate that the series of ridges, humps and games of "chicken" played with trucks through a mile-long concrete slalom have rendered it necessary to make appointments with the garage, the doctor, the dentist, the osteopath and the bank manager, an appearance in the County Court seems a fairly predictable sequel.

Sierra Hutton-Wilson

Evercreech, Somerset