With reference to “That Bucks MG” and following my earlier unpublished letter on the subject, I feel that I cannot allow Chief Inspector R. J. Burton’s epistle in your May issue to pass without comment.
The attitude adopted by this public servant only goes, in my humble opinion, towards perpetuating the most unwanted “us and them” syndrome. The title of his Police Force is totally irrelevant and his bureaucratic mind is so obviously in tune with those in the politically influenced Road Research Laboratory who still persist in the totally unsubstantiated belief that speed, especially on motorways (surely built for this purpose), kills.
No Inspector Burton you are quite wrong, it is the “bunching” which results from the absurd 70 m.p.h. limit which is more dangerous by far than one or two skilled drivers who, I agree, occasionally break the law, by travelling at a dare-devil 80/90 m.p.h. in cars which, more often than not, have been designed to travel safely at well over the 100 mark.
In conclusion and when taking the dire financial state of this country into account it never fails to amaze me that the police forces of this country are allowed to purchase and operate expensive sports cars with which to hound the motorist, who contributes to a large extent to pay police salaries, when their time would be far better spent on fighting crime.
Rugby, Richard Green