I read Mr. E. G. Stirzaker’s letter in your March issue headed “Advanced Motoring” with some amusement. Mr. Stirzaker has also apparently fallen into the trap of taking “Advanced Motoring ” seriously and has been conned into accepting I.A.M. as some sort of authority.
We British are truly an amazing people. In many ways we are more level-headed than most but it is undoubtedly true that almost anyone with sufficient effrontery can set himself up as an authority on practically anything and will usually be so enthusiastically received that within a very few years he will actually believe it himself!
Surely the I.A.M. does at least provide a comfortable living for a number of retired policemen and if the public wish to contribute the funds they have every right to do so.
Guildford. – Antony Hyde-East.