Letters: Dim drivers are posing a danger on roads

I have just returned from a shopping trip in Stamford, and I was amazed at the number of vehicles on the road driving with no lights, or only side lights.

The fog was extremely thick, in some places you could hardly make out the vehicle in front of you.

Don’t drivers realise that headlights are more to warn other drivers of your whereabouts than to illuminate the road in front of you, and that indicators are an advertisement of your intention to turn left or right?

On the return journey one of the vehicles travelling with no lights was an ambulance! I flashed my headlights at every car I saw with no lights, but only one got the drift and turned his lights on.

Pam Todkill

Main Street,

Market Overton

I’m beginning to wonder if there are suddenly more people who are colour blind!

It’s the only explanation I can think of for the huge increase in car drivers who go through traffic lights on red in the middle of Uppingham.

And it’s not usually the young drivers to blame, quite often its mature drivers who should surely know better.

Has anyone else noticed this problem?

Mary Nourish

Stockerston Road,

Uppingham