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Old 01-09-13, 09:17 PM   #1
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Article in the Telegraph - EU want all new and old cars to be fitted with automatic speed limiting equipment.

A camera in the car reads the road's speed limit and applies the brakes if the car is exceeding that speed limit.

Purpose is to reduce road deaths.

One problem - sometimes you need to go faster to get out of the way and avoid an accident.

What next, straight bananas?
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Old 01-09-13, 09:27 PM   #2
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It'll never happen.

More chance of limit going to 80 mph & it'll be a 80 Max (with a little tolerance) not like now were it's 70 and most do 80 and police aren't bothered.

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Should be like the French 130 kmh and down to 110 if it is raining .


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All well and good until you try to pass someone and they speed up. Head on collision anyone?
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With GPS and road sign recognition technology it's possible to restrict vehicles to the prevailing speed limit. Indeed, a handful or motorcycles are available with this kit. Wouldn't be a problem for me.
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If it came in then the police would find it a tad difficult to catch up with someone making a getaway. All they would need to do is keep to the speed limit and the police would always be the same distance behind. Then it would be a case of who ran out of fuel first
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Read this last night. Sounds good in theory but the bit that worried me was when it said, if you go above 70 it will automatically apply the brakes. Sounds a recipe for disaster if you ask me. Maybe limit them to 80?
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With GPS and road sign recognition technology it's possible to restrict vehicles to the prevailing speed limit. Indeed, a handful or motorcycles are available with this kit. Wouldn't be a problem for me.
I have one issue having used GPS a fair bit the speed limit data is often wrong this would need addressing in a major way.

I have cycled many miles as you do, perhaps you would agree that a bicycle could do with something that makes stopping for red lights obligatory and riding on the correct side of the road on town streets would be vey useful.

Don't get me started on lane discipline, parking in un safe spots, nicking your braking distance hgv travelling mile after mile in outside lane just to pull in because they can't get passed

It just seems we do have more pressing issues on road safety than auto speed control




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I bet that the EU haven't said anything of the kind and the paper has got it wrong, this happened a while back with this:

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I have one issue having used GPS a fair bit the speed limit data is often wrong this would need addressing in a major way.

I have cycled many miles as you do, perhaps you would agree that a bicycle could do with something that makes stopping for red lights obligatory and riding on the correct side of the road on town streets would be vey useful.

Don't get me started on lane discipline, parking in un safe spots, nicking your braking distance hgv travelling mile after mile in outside lane just to pull in because they can't get passed

It just seems we do have more pressing issues on road safety than auto speed control




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I obey all red lights and road signs scrupulously, regardless of whether I'm in my bicycles, motorbike or cars. If a traffic light Taser were invented I'd have no issue at all. The road safety issue is not one of the mode of transport itself, but if the behaviour of the riders/drivers. As a law abiding road user im all for anything that rigorously enforces laws that already exist, and now as a MIAS L4 cycling instructor I do my bit for spreading the gospel of good practice and safety to others, as well as first aid, defensive tactics, off road skill...
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