Reply to a policeman

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Sir,

In reply to the remarks and suggestions made to myself by “Traffic Patrol, Lancs.” and further to my letter “Police Methods,” may I point out that I challenged a particular driver to reply, not any “noddy man” who happened to read the letter.

However, since this was the only reply forthcoming I would like to ask T.P., Lancs. what his attitude would have been if it was an accident that I had witnessed. I rather imagine that my “interference” would have been welcomed. There is no need to answer this, because our local police were only too pleased to accept statements on two occasions last year, when I saw accidents, and I was, incidentally, glad to have been able to help them.

I have tremendous respect for the majority of our police force, but I am not afraid to admit that there are injustices committed, mostly by those few members of the force who think that because they have a “legal excuse” (quote from T.P., Lancs. letter) they can get away with whatever they choose to do.

I too am an enthusiast, Sir, but I do not consider that writing a letter to such an excellent magazine, which is read by a educated and enlightened public, can do anything worse than keep that publication controversial. [It has!—Ed.]

Long Ditton. –  A. F. D. French.