Econ­omy run

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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

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