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Slowing cars causes increased pollution
I FIND it unbelievable that a recent correspondent could say that reducing speed limit from 30mph to 20mph is good for the environment.
Absolute rubbish. Modern cards have been designed to run in top gear, somewhat uneasily, at 30mph. Reducing that to 20mph means fourth or third gear, hence a big increase in fuel used to cover the same distance.
Now try to convince me that all the additional exhaust fumes per mile is good for the environment. Logic, not waffle, is what we need.
Far more sensible would be to enforce the 30mph limits. That would entail a greater police presence on the streets (now there’s a laugh).
Could it be that all the 20mph talk is just a smokescreen to hid the fact that we do not have the manpower to enforce the 30mph limit? Not to be taken as a dig at the police, but the idiots in government.
Mr G Ledger, Horseman Close, Copmanthorpe , York.
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