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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Well, then this whole topic is irrelevant since there also are speed limits. Therefore no speed limiters on cars would ever have any relevancy.
    Yes, they do. They keep you from involving in accident with other vehicles at high speeds. Pedestrians are a different story.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Right. I'm honestly curious as to whether this percentile is taken to be fixed (which I'm guessing it is) or if they ever readjust it it.

    I'm talking about the responses to said law. I've been all over the country, and some places such as Arkansas have amazingly slow drivers. For others, such as many Atlantans, the speed limit is only a concept.
    The speed limit is adjusted by trail and error. It starts out at whatever the design speed of the project is, which determines many things about the road like radii of horizontal curves, differences in beginning/ending slopes of vertical curves and their length, side-street visibility or ramp length, signage placement, etc, etc. Then the amount of traffic, pedestrian traffic, number of side-streets, etc. are factored in and that's what's originally posted. As the road gets used, police accumulate statistics on speeding and accidents. If the results show a lot of speeders (more than the standard 15%) and not a lot of accidents then the speed limit is considered again and maybe a traffic study is done to gather data on actual, instead of theoretical, traffic volumes. Sometimes the limit is raised (if possible by state/city laws), sometimes it isn't. In places where they decide not to raise the limit, they often reduce enforcement.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Well, then this whole topic is irrelevant since there also are speed limits. Therefore no speed limiters on cars would ever have any relevancy. No pedestrians are ever on highways because it is illegal and no one never exceeds speed limits because it is illegal. Problem solved as obviously there is no problem.
    I see lots of people speed every day. I haven't seen someone walking on a highway where pedestrians are illegal in several years.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I see lots of people speed every day. I haven't seen someone walking on a highway where pedestrians are illegal in several years.
    I see people walking and riding bikes along state and county highways all the time. Nor do I have any idea where he concluded it is illegal to walk on highways? I know of NO highway around here where it is illegal to walk or ride a bike. The only one I can think of are Interstates. Its quite a distance to the nearest Interstate.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    Why do so many people live in such constant fear of everything? Do they just stay in their houses because statistically it is safer than going into public and being safe is the singular purpose of life or something?
    You didn't really address my point.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Well, almost 80% of people in this poll think that the OP is not a good idea.

    Good.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Well, almost 80% of people in this poll think that the OP is not a good idea.

    Good.
    Frankly, it seems kinda dumb.
    The main issue that causes crashes is not speed, but inattention. Overly high speed contributes by reducing reaction times, but you still have to lose focus to crash (unless we're talking really high speeds).

    The only reasonable reason I could see for putting speed controls in cars would be if you wanted everyone going the same speed as part of some kind of automatic traffic control system.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Do you realize how immature it sounds to bring up nullification as an attempt to enable people to drive however dangerously they want?
    What I find immature is the pompous righteousness of complete strangers telling me they know how I should live my own life. Immaturity is the belief that a rule will somehow magically make everything uncomfortable disappear. Nullification is the way for liberty-loving people to throw the chains of servitude from their ankles emplaced by pretentious do-gooders.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNAR View Post
    What I find immature is the pompous righteousness of complete strangers telling me they know how I should live my own life. Immaturity is the belief that a rule will somehow magically make everything uncomfortable disappear. Nullification is the way for liberty-loving people to throw the chains of servitude from their ankles emplaced by pretentious do-gooders.
    Exactly, because nobody should tell me to turn on my lights at night, stop for trains, or do anything else that might reduce the risk of a collision. Give me a break.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Exactly, because nobody should tell me to turn on my lights at night, stop for trains, or do anything else that might reduce the risk of a collision. Give me a break.
    You're exactly right. Nobody has to tell you those things because you are fully capable of recognizing the merits of each. It is not against the law to set yourself on fire, drink gasoline, jump out of a plane without a parachute, or punch a grizzly bear in the face, and yet nobody is in a hurry to outlaw them. Why not? Because it is obvious that everyone can make these decisions. Why is it so difficult to understand that determining the proper speed at which to drive is simply one more decision everyone is capable of making?

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