High-speed cars meet alcohol
From Chris Shelmerdine, Tretower, Wales
Archbishop Salvadore Cordileone, who was caught for driving under the influence of alcohol (report and editorial, September 5), is just the latest victim of the scandalously illogical behaviour of every government I know of.
They all mischievously impose speed limits and blood-alcohol limits on the one hand, and then recklessly permit the licensing of high-speed vehicles on public roads, and accessibility to drive them by persons, drunk or sober, emerging from pubs and their own drink cabinets aiming to get home or to the next party as fast as possible.
Until this lunacy is exposed and halted, the number of offences and frequent carnage can only continue – or, indeed, increase.
The solution is very simple and cheap: limit the maximum mechanically possible speed of all vehicles to that which accords with the legal speed limits and with the ability of the average driver to handle a vehicle when somewhat intoxicated.
The benefits to other citizens, both social and economic, would far outweigh the frustrations of drunk or ambitious drivers.