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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    An Experiment: Push the gas pedal all the way down while you are on the highway... I would suggest you will find your car already has a speed limit.
    Yeah, there were several cases with the pedal stuck to the floor or something. Not a pleasant experience.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    There are few accident situations where a person would survive at 70 mph but wouldn't at 90 mph.
    I was thinking along the lines of preventing such - I would think a crash more likely at higher speeds because less time to react.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    First, read the previous posts in this thread, I'm nor retyping it.

    Second, you quote something from WHO which means that you now have zero credibility. WHO is the same organization the believes availability of health care is the greatest determining factor of quality. WHO wouldn't know reality if it bit them on their asses. What does it say about you that you would actually believe anything they say?
    Wow, you are really off-based with your criticism of WHO. What you said makes about as much sense as saying that because someone doesn't understand the circulatory system, he or she can't be a good truck driver. You need to start presenting some legitimate evidence, quickly, if you intend for me to take your positions seriously. Now would you care to falsify the claim that excess speeding kills?
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Traffic engineering and enforcement doesn't work that way. If the speed limit is 70, X number of drivers will go +5 (75), a smaller number (Y) will go +10 (80), and a smaller number still (Z) will go faster than +10 (81+). When you raise the speed limit - say to 75 - those numbers don't drop much unless the road is obviously hazardous at those higher speeds. There will still be X, Y, and Z number of driver speeding - but now driving 80, 85, and 86+. Better to keep the speed lower and risk the ticket than open the gate for driver's who don't have the judgement, experience, etc. to speed in the first place.
    That's not necessarily true and I can prove it. Here is a counterexample. Quote:

    "GDOT officials are considering raising the speed limit to 70 in urban areas - or places with populations of 50,000 or more. The agency raised the speed limit to 65 mph along a 27-mile stretch of I-285 in November. Department records show that drivers traveled at 65.4 mph after the limit was raised, compared with 65.5 mph from before. The limit had been 55 mph."

    My preliminary research suggests that raising speed limits on interstates, particularly rural interstates, can be a reasonable course of action (PDF). But raising speed limits on surface streets is not:

    The results of the model estimations showed that, for the speed limit ranges currently used, speed limits did not have a statistically significant effect on the severity of accidents on Interstate highways. However, for some non-Interstate highways, higher speed limits were found to be associated with higher accident severities, suggesting that
    future speed limit changes, on non-Interstate highways in particular, need to be carefully assessed on a case-by-case basis.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Wow, you are really off-based with your criticism of WHO. What you said makes about as much sense as saying that because someone doesn't understand the circulatory system, he or she can't be a good truck driver. You need to start presenting some legitimate evidence, quickly, if you intend for me to take your positions seriously. Now would you care to falsify the claim that excess speeding kills?
    This thread is not the place to discuss how truely disgusting and discredited the WHO is. They are a biased discredited source and is the source of your "proof".

    As to falsifying the claim that excess speeding kills, as I suggested before, read what has already be written in the thread. If you want to argue a particular point I have already made or address one I may not of addressed yet, go ahead and bring it forth, but I am not starting at the beginning again.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    This thread is not the place to discuss how truely disgusting and discredited the WHO is. They are a biased discredited source and is the source of your "proof".
    I'm sorry, since when does a strong and pathological dislike of an organization automatically falsify anything they say? If the report I posted is so off-base, surely it should be no trouble to disprove it. Your unwillingness to do so suggests that--wait for it--the report is likely accurate.

    As to falsifying the claim that excess speeding kills, as I suggested before, read what has already be written in the thread. If you want to argue a particular point I have already made or address one I may not of addressed yet, go ahead and bring it forth, but I am not starting at the beginning again.
    Can you please point me to the particular post number? This thread is nearly 300 posts long.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Can you please point me to the particular post number? This thread is nearly 300 posts long.
    Enjoy the read. But I am not going re-address points already made. Or don't and just let everyone know that you are only interested in being antagonistic and don't really have a point to make.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    Traffic engineering and enforcement doesn't work that way. If the speed limit is 70, X number of drivers will go +5 (75), a smaller number (Y) will go +10 (80), and a smaller number still (Z) will go faster than +10 (81+). When you raise the speed limit - say to 75 - those numbers don't drop much unless the road is obviously hazardous at those higher speeds. There will still be X, Y, and Z number of driver speeding - but now driving 80, 85, and 86+. Better to keep the speed lower and risk the ticket than open the gate for driver's who don't have the judgement, experience, etc. to speed in the first place.
    I'm all for letting Darwin decide instead of the police.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    OK, fellas, here is the issue: after having a speed limit of, let's say 80 mph, why are cars made to drive up to 140-200 mph? Obviously it would be illegal to drive beyond the speed limit.

    Question: Do you think cars should have built-in electronic speed limit, i.e. the computer limits the speed of the car to what is legal to drive?

    No doubt this could save thousands of lives annually and will prevent criminals from escaping the police (if we presume police cars will not have that electronic speed limit).
    What do you think?
    I don't think so. Do you mean the highest legal speed limit in the country? So, like, 80 mph? Or do you mean the computer changes the ability to go with the area of town you're in....the car can go 65 on some highways, 35 in the city, etc.?

    My main concern is that all cars won't be doing this simultaneously. Old cars will remain on the roads for decades. So some people won't have that limit. Which means that if I need to speed to get away from someone chasing me in an old car, I'm outta luck.

    Or if someone needs to speed someone else to the hospital in an emergency.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by JumpinJack View Post
    Do you mean the highest legal speed limit in the country?
    This.

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