The following is a reader submitted letter from this week's Gazette (Thursday, January 10).

The current speed restrictions on the A432 through Old Sodbury are flawed.

The existing 30mph limit from the Chipping Sodbury direction is correct but as soon as the road opens up to three lanes just past the Dog public house, the limit should be increased to 40mph from 30 for this initial stretch.

The additional lane by inference encourages overtaking especially when HGV’s are crawling up the hill. Keeping to the 30 limit in such circumstances is difficult. In fact the entire three lane stretch of road encourages excessive speed and to prevent this either needs a speed camera or a road redesign to eliminate the third lane.

Jon Maidment