BMW driver says Lancashire 20mph speed limit hurts her car
Lancashire County Council plans to impose a 20mph blanket speed limit on all residential roads. Diane Greenwood, 47, says reducing the 30mph limit will damage her car and – get this – environment. She tells the Blackpool Gazette:
“My car is a two litre diesel BMW and is not designed to drive at 20mph in fourth gear which means I will have to drive in third gear. This will not only damage my car but will also affect the environment and cost me fortunes in extra fuel costs. If this happens I will have no alternative but to lodge a claim against Lancashire County Council for the damage to my vehicle and any extra costs incurred due to the new restrictions.”
The Daily Mail picks up on the story, reporting that green-conscious Mrs Greenwood:
Mrs Greenwood…mainly uses her diesel engine BMW 320d on short journeys around her home town of Cleveleys, Lancashire.
The accompanying photograph of her white charger parked on the kerb puts the tin lid on her community activism…