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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rocketman View Post
    the only accidents I have ever had was going the speed limit or less.
    I have had two; both when I was at a complete standstill. Conveniently, I rarely obey speed limits (and have doubled just about all of them at one point or another).

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Should cars have built-in speed limit?
    They do now.
    I can't get my 86 CRX SI to go any faster than 110 mph!
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    ZOOOOOOOOOOOM

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ad_Captandum View Post
    Putting aside the fact that your states are not sovereign in any way, shape or form (indeed you even fought a civil war over this particular issue), the question I was trying to ask was, why does the level of government matter to you?

    Surely you would either object to all government putting breathalysers in your car, or none?
    I object to government control of our lives PERIOD! Our government is supposed to be "by the people for the people". You obviously don't understand the Constitution.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    What are you talking about?
    What rights have been taken away from you?
    What makes you think that people want dictatorships or countries to fail?
    The fact that you all think the States are not sovereign. That is exactly what the Constitution says. The power is in the states and the federal government has very limited power over the states. The federal government is now usurping the power of the states as it becomes too big. The pendulum will swing back in the other direction.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Just want to make sure the car doesn't go faster than a certain speed for safety reasons.
    Any speed you come up with is completely arbitrary and will always have an exception.

    What maximum speed should be placed on a divided highway with wide shoulders and two well-paved lanes in each direction? There is no single answer. What is the experience and ability of the driver? What is the capability of the vehicle? What are the environmental conditions of the roadway? What is the traffic density? What time of day/night is it?

    This thought process applies to each and every road on the face of the planet. Without the consistent intrusion by nanny states the world over, people would constantly adjust their speed and driving style to the situation. Prohibitions on movement (i.e. stop signs, traffic lights, speed limits, etc.) only serve to create the opposite mentality which reduces awareness. When a person sees a green traffic light in front of him, he knows he has the right-of-way and need not observe cross traffic. Yet how many accidents are caused by people inadvertently (or purposefully) running red lights? Without a government implied right-of-way, drivers would necessarily have to adjust to the flow of traffic and treat cross traffic as a potential hazard.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNAR View Post
    This thought process applies to each and every road on the face of the planet.
    The speed limit is there for a reason.
    For example: it's the perfect weather - the sun is shining (not too much), the road is dry and empty, the car is in great shape, you're in great shape. You decide to go for a spin and punch it. You reach 100mph. And then... a flat tire, dang! Or a deer on the road. Or a car accident around the corner... Are you telling me there is no difference between driving with 60 and 100 mph?

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetelestai View Post
    ONLY when absolutely necessary and when safe to do so. But that wasn't the what I was aiming at. Governors reduce the available power no matter what the terrain. If the car is going up a mountain, it reduces gear. When that happens, the RPM's go up. A governor doesn't work off the speedometer, but rather engine RPM's. So the governor wouldn't allow the needed power to go up a mountain at 55 MPH, which is the speed limit. It's a failed system.
    This is nonsense. What I'm thinking about limits the speed, not the RPM and torque.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tetelestai View Post
    ONLY when absolutely necessary and when safe to do so. But that wasn't the what I was aiming at. Governors reduce the available power no matter what the terrain. If the car is going up a mountain, it reduces gear. When that happens, the RPM's go up. A governor doesn't work off the speedometer, but rather engine RPM's. So the governor wouldn't allow the needed power to go up a mountain at 55 MPH, which is the speed limit. It's a failed system.

    That's not how automobile computers work anymore. They are measuring everything - tire rotation between the tires, indicated speed, engine rpms and transmission gearing. Governors can control available power, rpms, the gear the car is in, speed, torque, horsepower and factor that in to many variables. You're thinking of an rpm-limiter.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    The speed limit is there for a reason.
    For example: it's the perfect weather - the sun is shining (not too much), the road is dry and empty, the car is in great shape, you're in great shape. You decide to go for a spin and punch it. You reach 100mph. And then... a flat tire, dang! Or a deer on the road. Or a car accident around the corner... Are you telling me there is no difference between driving with 60 and 100 mph?
    Some cars can handle those road hazard situations better at 100 mph than other cars could at 50. For example, a McLaren SLR has been shown to be capable of stopping in as short a distance at 120 mph than the average car can at 60 mph. And most come with run-flat tires. So in your situations, a McLaren SLR is safer at 100 mph than what you are likely driving at 60 mph.

    If SAFETY is the issue, all sub-compacts should absolutely be outlawed. They are proven very deadly in accidents either with objects or other vehicles.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Speed limit standards were set decades ago - when cars had crap for brakes, suspension, tires and safety equipment.

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