Dear Editor,

We are told that the blanket 20 mph speed limit cost £30 million to install and will save a few lives and ease pressure on the NHS.

Surely if that were the aim, then it would be far better value for money to target smoking, excess drinking and especially obesity, which has reached epidemic proportions in Wales, and all of which account for thousands of lives every year.

Of course the simple fact is that the despised 20 mph limit will have a negligible effect on accidents but is just another chapter in Mark Drakeford's ongoing war with the motorist.

Yours sincerely

Bob Grimson