The way it was being talked about it was as if we were suggesting that people have to drive at the speed of milk floats.
HolyHosesRob (as opposed to EineKleineRob - I now to distinguish them) sent in this letter to the Guardian:
SLOW DOWN FOLKS!
Before the whiners of the road lobby come out of the woodwork to complain about a more rigourous enforcement of the 70 mph speed limit, let me say that this is a really good idea that will have numerous other benefits.
I've timed my own 80-mile journey to work both sticking to and exceeding the speed limit. The maximum difference in journey time was about four minutes. This is because speeding vehicles always meet slower vehicles ahead of them, which causes congestion, over-braking, tail-gating, the concertina effect, and accidents. I'm all for faster journey times and fewer hold-ups. We will all benefit if everybody slows down.