Speed ramps

 

Sir, – I see the Minister for Transport is encouraging local authorities to install more speed ramps (“Minister wants more 30km/h speed limit zones introduced”, January 12th). I wonder if the Minister took advice on the matter from people suffering from various back ailments before making this decision.

Each time a car goes over a speed ramp, the suspension receives four impacts. The result of this on the driver varies from the uncomfortable to the quite painful. Surely we don’t need more ramps. – Yours, etc,

HUGO LACY,

Drogheda,

Co Louth.