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Drivers judge the appropriate speed all the time

Terry Hudson Whitstable CT5
19 March 2021
 

Reader Will Ainslie complains that my attitude to speed “promotes the libertarian notion of allowing motorists to determine what constitutes a safe and reasonable speed to drive at, rather than having a maximum limit set above a speed they should not drive” (Letters LTT 05 Mar). 

But how are speed limits set in the first place?  Mainly on the whims/prejudices and political persuasion of local councillors. So not too much science: just mindless obedience.

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