WHILST sympathising with the speed concerns of certain Harman’s Cross residents, I think that they could be dealt with by clearing roadside foliage, widening and adding pavements, providing railings, installing a pelican crossing and creating a shorter 30mph zone where it's most needed.

Many similarly sparse and spread out villages on Dorset ‘A’ roads actually have 50 mph limits, but I accept that 40mph with my additional measures would be fine and probably safer than the present situation.

Sadly those measures would cost more than a few signs. So perhaps safety is not the real priority after all. Money is?