COULD Richmond claim to be the “Car Courtesy Capital” of our land?

Twice today, I have paused at one of our wide road junctions and indicated that the car could precede me. Twice, the driver insisted that I cross first.

This is a fairly regular occurrence.

Maybe the white hair helps but I think not as it happens to children and families too.

And drivers will regularly wait at zebra crossings for the pedestrian to reach it. Not something I’ve noticed too often in other places.

Since moving to Richmond in 1999, I have never ceased to be impressed by the standard of courtesy shown to pedestrians and motorists alike by other road-users.

In this current debate about the use of our roads, surely the quintessential factor is consideration for all road-users, whether they have two feet of four, two wheels or four or more.

Daphne Clarke, Richmond