I want to respond to a letter from Ronald Feeney in your June issue, titled ‘It’s 70 for a reason’.
I need to point out that it was 70 for reasons that date back to 1965, a time when 70 miles per hour was approximately 80 per cent of the maximum speed for most cars then in production. Modern cars are much safer at higher speeds than cars from the ’60s, so stating that cars should be limited to 70 is ludicrous.
The speed limit should be increased, resulting in less time spent travelling, which in turn would increase productivity and therefore improve the economy. Richard Holland