WHEN the weather’s fine, Sundays see millions of people walking, jogging, cycling, fishing and playing golf.

But given Storm Ciara, people were forced to stay indoors, and many sports and shops suffered. And, for Sunday workers without a car, many might not have got there.

To beat climate change, everyone must work together. Where firefighters and lifeguards totally commit to the challenge, a group of people who don’t are lawless drivers.

Also, in leaving the EU, everyone must work together. If not, the poor and vulnerable, and families with loved ones with the likes of epilepsy and dementia, will suffer all the more.

So let’s recognise that when drivers exceed speed limits, not only do all vulnerable road-users, and the sick and elderly, get left behind, the unlucky ones get killed and seriously injured, or die from lack of care.

Furthermore, by exceeding speed limits, excessive amounts of fossil fuel are burnt (more than a drop in the ocean) and the rate of global warming effectively increases . The first nation to lose out will be the Maldives: at the present rate of warming, come the end of the century, it could be totally submerged. And if London (as low lying as the Maldives) becomes submerged, then what?

In the "war against cancer", three London hospitals are testing an "intelligent knife" that knows when it is cutting through cancerous tissue. Experts believe the wand-like device, the first of its kind in the world, will revolutionise cancer treatment by removing uncertainty from surgery.

The best way to remove "speed freaks" and uncertainty from our roads, and prevent senseless deaths, is a speed limiter - as "cheap as chips" on Amazon.

With scientists in a race against time to eradicate the coronavirus and a satellite en route to get a better understanding of our Sun, yet we can’t eradicate speed freaks - how insane is that?

Allan Ramsay

Member of RoadPeace, charity for road crash victims