SIR - Bradford MP Naz Shah is quoted in the T&A on December 14 as asking Bradford Council to adopt The Vision Zero Strategy. This is an aim to eliminate road traffic related fatalities and injuries.

I am sure the aim is well-meaning but in my view is just smoke and mirrors used by politicians to avoid the real cause of a problem.

The old saying is still true, there is no such thing as a dangerous road, only a dangerous driver.

The root cause of the problem is the fraternity of mainly young drivers who think a licence and insurance are an optional extra and drive like lunatics to escape police blue light instructions to stop. They're often driving under the influence of drugs or drink and more often involved in criminal activity. As the T&A regularly reports, when brought before the courts, mitigating factors such as being carers for older relatives and being extremely sorry gets them a suspended sentence.

No amount of traffic calming measures or 20mph speed limits will solve this issue. I suggest Naz Shah aims her efforts at the true cause of the problem rather than wasting money on roads that are perfectly fine for the capable and considerate majority.

Philip Crowther, Beckfield Road, Bingley