I am thrilled to learn from Jeremy Clarkson that the reason other drivers are so reluctant to let me out from a junction into the slow crawl on the main road is envy and hate (“Devilishly good at rattling Mr Normal”, April 24).
Clarkson was referring to his experience in a Ferrari 488 GTB, but in Sutton Coldfield standards must be lower. I have driven battered Minis, an ancient Triumph Spitfire and a Citroën Picasso and in all these cars I now realise I have suffered from envy, not meanness or bad manners. I am greatly cheered.
Valerie Martin, Sutton Coldfield
Off the pace
I think a new offence of “Driving too slowly for the road conditions” should be introduced, punishable with a £50 on-the-spot penalty. If I could get the concession round here I’d soon be a millionaire.
Ken Adkin, Cheadle Hulme, Greater Manchester
Many drivers are fitting in-car cameras to combat insurance fraud. They tend to be bulky and awkward to install and necessitate a trailing lead to the power socket.
Why don’t manufacturers wake up to this demand? I suggest they fit front and rear cameras to vehicles, saving video to solid-state storage sufficiently large to record for a couple of weeks before needing to be overwritten.
Iain Shaw, Sheffield
All these television commercials featuring left-hand-drive cars are obviously subliminal advertising on behalf of the EU (“Original sin”, Letters, April 17). I hope I am spared witnessingthe day when Brussels instructs Britain to switch sides.
Huw Beynon, Llandeilo, Carmarthenshire
Regarding classic Minis and the BMW version, my children call the latter “impostors” and refer to our 1993 classic as a “real” Mini. I’ve brought them up well!
Niamh Coughlan, Co Donegal, Republic of Ireland
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