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Another organisation has joined in the fight to get the Minister of Transport to change his mind not to impose a 40mph speed limit on the North Orbital Road, Garston.

On Wednesday, after hearing complaints about the decision, the Watford and District Trades Council decided to take the matter up with the Minister and ask him where he got his information that 90 per cent of the traffic along this road travelled within 40mph.

Bus driver Mr J.T. Pennell, who uses the road daily, said it was absolute rubbish that the majority of vehicles travelled at 40mph.

“We don’t know where the ‘minister of twaddle’ got his information from but perhaps it was from the ‘minister of piffle’,” said Mr Pennell.

[From the Watford Observer of August 2, 1963]