WELL done PCSO Chris Pountain in catching 27 drivers exceeding the speed limit in the Chelford Road area on July 3.

Remarkably, he is reported as saying that the speeding offences he recorded that day, including one vehicle travelling at 41mph ‘were not overly excessive’.

He needs to remind the public that in a collision at 20mph a pedestrian has a 90 per cent chance of survival and this falls to 50 per cent at 30mph.

The higher the speed, the shorter the time to react and avoid a crash – at 25mph stopping distance is 8.5 metres compared to 13 metres at 30mph.

Most of the roads in Knutsford are residential where speeds above 20mph are inappropriate and dangerous. Cheshire East has restricted 20mph speed limits to the vicinity of schools and then only at the start and end of the school day.

This is woefully inadequate.

According to ROSPA a major review casualties in London between 1986 and 2006 demonstrated that 20mph zones reduced the number of casualties by over 40 per cent.

Paul Thomson Mobberley