I suspected the first 70 m.p.h. period was the thin edge of the wedge, the extension confirmed my worst fears, the latest move calls for the most positive violent action. Editorials and comment are no longer appropriate—I call on Motor Sport to commence the most bitter campaign that can be launched against the Ministry of Transport. If we don’t act now, next year will see the limit confirmed FOR EVER.
The University of Exeter. H.C. Medcalf.
[The postponement in rescinding the 70-limit reduces any faith in the present M.o.T. and the effect on sales of the better British cars will soon be felt, with loss of exports and diminution in British prestige overseas. We can think of several ways in which motorists’ feelings could be expressed but it would not perhaps be prudent to set them down in printl—Ed.)