Road rage

People do seem to enjoy fighting about safety on our roads (your report, 4 November and Scotsman.com view, 6 November). On the one hand, you have people who argue that particular roads are to blame for a high rate of accidents.

This is usually because there aren’t enough passing places, or because there are stretches on which it is possible to gain high speeds, leading to more perilous bends.

On the other hand, you have those who say that drivers who don’t know how to handle the roads must be idiots, and have nobody to blame but themselves.

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As is usually the case in contentious matters, the truth is somewhere in the middle. So shouldn’t we all be extra careful on difficult roads? Surely it is worth losing a bit of time to prevent fatalities.

Sean Brindle

East Claremont Street

Edinburgh