I REFER to S Carric’s rather silly reply to my letter about speeding emergency vehicles (HAS, Jul 4).

He/she completely misses the point I was making which referred to the terrifying speeds of some emergency vehicles in built-up areas.

He/she says they hope I never need the help of the emergency services – well if I do, I hope they don’t kill someone while coming to my assistance.

Name and address supplied, Co Durham