Enforce limits

THE proposed 20mph speed limits (WSG, July 13) are unlikely to significantly reduce the risk to cyclists and pedestrians.

The new limits would be obeyed by people who drive carefully and considerately and already obey the 30mph speed limits, but they are not the ones putting others at risk.

Most of that risk comes from people driving carelessly or inconsiderately and ignoring speed limits, and such drivers are unlikely to change their ways just because the road signs have a lower number on them.

The risk to cyclists and pedestrians is much more likely to be reduced by a police presence enforcing the existing speed limits, which could be partly funded with the money that would have been spent creating the proposed 20mph limits.

John Woodward