Speed isn’t everything

Driving from Auch to Condom, at 80kph, I glanced in my rear view mirror to see the massive radiator grille of a heavy goods vehicle filling the mirror. The HGV was obviously in a hurry; I increased speed, to no effect. The HGV kept roaring up closer and closer. Finally, I pulled over and let it thunder past.

The new limit is well-intentioned but is only part of the solution to the road death-toll. A massive re-education programme is needed, ...

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