CAN I take this opportunity through The Press to thank the kind gentleman in the green Range Rover who stopped in the traffic in Monkgate and motioned to me to cross in front of him and into the flow of traffic “on his near side “.

He did not understand that the bulk of his car had obscured my view of other speeding cars on his inside. I declined his offer and, much to his annoyance, stayed put.

Anyway thanks again to the man in the big car and, by the way, my mother and father were married.

D M Deamer, Penleys Grove Street, Monkgate, York.