The 70-Limit

I have just heard about Your 70-m.p.h. speed limit and a few thoughts struck me. l think that this will affect your Motor Industry very badly since a car capable of over 70 M.p.h. will be unnecessary. If this limit is made permanent, manufacturers should direct their thoughts to a car with a top speed of 70 with “dragster”-like acceleration to that speed.

The motorways will become crowded with cars travelling three abreast at 70 m.p.h. and no hope of overtaking.

It seems to me that one is going to end up in a mess no matter whether one crashes at 70 m.p.h. or 100 m.p.h.

The only solution I can offer is to come over to Ireland, with its excellent roads with few speed limits, and very few cars (five per mile of road, I believe, compared to your 20), and help to increase our dwindling population.

Dublin. E.H. Brooks.