Danger signal on winter roads

From: Roger M Dobson, Ash Street, Cross Hills, Keighley.

I TRUST that those drivers who consider themselves to be perfect will accept my comments on the standard of driving that is well apparent as winter approaches.

It appears that a great percentage of modern vehicles were never fitted with repeating indicators as so many drivers do not appreciate the necessity of giving full signals as to their intentions of direction.

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In inclement conditions such as rain it is only a small percentage of drivers that obeys the law and turn their headlights on as it is probably the same small percentage who still have their headlights on in bright sunshine.

Front, under the bumper fog or spotlights should only be used in inclement conditions and not just as landing lights – by the way, this is the law.

Zig-zag markings near all pedestrian crossings, are there for a purpose of safety for pedestrians and should not be parked upon under any circumstances.

Sir Jimmy’s good work

From: Don Burslam, Elm Road, Dewsbury Moor, Dewsbury.

THERE is no doubt the late Jimmy Savile did an enormous amount for charity and other worthy causes.

I have a trifling personal memory. It was a hot day and I was labouring round a fun run in Morley. On my last legs and approaching the finish, I was greeted by Jimmy with an enthusiastic handshake as though I had achieved something.

I also saw him at Roundhay Park at another event cheering us all on. What a character!

The knighthood he later received shows that the much criticised honours system does not just recognise the prominent or the great and the good but achievements in all walks of life.