HELEN MEAD’S column in The Press of April 8 backs up my suspicion that it’s not always speed that causes problems on the roads – it’s the poor standard of driving.

She writes that the speed-awareness course improved her knowledge, but the fact that she drives at 55mph on motorways indicates the need for additional training.

The A64 seems to attract some of the worst drivers around. It makes me wonder if most of them ever passed a test. It’s not about dropping the speed limit; it’s about making people better drivers.

I realise sticking 50mph signs along the A64 is much easier than trying to tackle driving standards, but it’s about time this problem was acknowledged.

Lee Tosel, Osbaldwick, York.