I wish to take issue with your correspondent who complained about the amount of ambulances driving along Station Road in New Barnet with their “sirens blaring regardless of the volume of traffic” (‘Abuse of power by emergency vehicles’, Your Views, May 28).

It may have escaped his notice that pedestrians also use Station Road, and that it has several side roads from which traffic, including buses, appear at regular intervals. Perhaps he would prefer to risk accidents occurring through there being no warning that a fast vehicle is approaching?

It is to be hoped that he never needs urgent medical treatment entailing the necessity to call an ambulance.

If it were not for our brilliant ambulance service, far more lives would be lost.

Mary Falconer

Leicester Road, East Finchley