WITH the ever-increasing use of shopping online, more drivers than ever before need to find where we live.

This raises the question of house numbers or names and the best place for them to be easily seen from a moving vehicle (this mostly applying to houses with a driveway).

The most commonly used position is on the front door or wall of the house.

This means a driver has to draw level to see it, and it can be blocked by a car on the drive.

On the other hand, a number on the driveway post, facing the most used direction of the traffic, is clearer, unobstructed and can be seen on approach.

For roads with no special direction, a number on both posts would be ideal.

Such an arrangement will help all drivers, including the emergency services.

Gerry Keenan

Weymouth Bay Avenue