Driving priorities

From: N Bywater, Airedale Terrace, Morley, Leeds.

IVAN Kovacks has it right (Yorkshire Post, March 20), the police ignore many driving offences.

Parking on the pavement is just one. In the recent poor weather, fog and snow, some drivers seem to be in a world of their own; but in reality they are in charge of vehicle that vehicle that can kill if not used in accordance with the Highway Code.

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I see drivers every day with a defective light, driving while using a mobile phone or driving without the proper lights when you cannot see for more than 100 metres (328 feet).

The police and councils like to erect speed cameras, but when they have a speed camera in place all other motoring offences get forgotten about. Speeding is their number one issue, yet when you look at the cause of accidents.

Primate competition

From: John Parker, Station Road, Baildon.

YET another major misjudgment by the BBC. Contrast the coverage of the installation of the new Archbishop of Canterbury, the spiritual leader of the Church of England, with the coverage given to the new Pope.

The Archbishop’s installation was relegated to fourth position in the BBC news at 6pm, in contrast to the lavish coverage over several days when the new Pope was chosen. Hands up those who want to see the BBC privatised? That should sort them out a bit.

Dog thefts

From: Fred Henley, Seaton Ross, York.

YOU reported last week that two Springer Spaniels have been stolen in North Yorkshire.

Two weeks ago, my dog, also a Springer Spaniel, disappeared.

I wonder if there are any other instances that have not been recorded people just assuming the dog has got lost when in fact it has been stolen.