View Poll Results: Do you think cars should have built-in electronic speed limit

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Thread: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Should cars have built-in supermodels?

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

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    Should cars have built-in supermodels?
    I think that goes without saying.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251
    I was in London many years ago and watched an ambulance try to get through one of those narrow one-way streets. No way, I thought to myself, is he getting through any time soon. But I was proven wrong. Why? Because EVERY SINGLE CAR in its way pulled over WITHOUT HESITATION.
    I would suggest that this is an example of social norms rather than any particular desire to adhere to law. I witnessed a very similar thing on the Autobahn many years ago. Prior to any emergency vehicles showing up at all, everyone simply pulled to the outside and created a virtual lane in the center of the road which was eventually used by emergency vehicles. However (and this is a very big however), the drivers in general were very cognizant of the lack of a speed limit and, thus, the need to be responsible for one's driving. As a rule, everyone stayed in the right lane without regard to how quickly they were traveling except to pass another vehicle. It is commonplace in the United States to see dozens upon dozens of self-righteous assholes back up traffic for miles because they are "going the speed limit." From my perspective, much more danger is caused by these jerks than someone in a Ferrari doing 120.

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    One other thing while we're here: Get rid of most stop signs. About 90% of them are unnecessary and could be replaced by a yield sign. Yield signs still require a YIELDING of all right-of-way to anyone in the way.
    We're almost in agreement here. I say get rid of all signs and treat every intersection as a yield.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNAR View Post
    I would suggest that this is an example of social norms rather than any particular desire to adhere to law. I witnessed a very similar thing on the Autobahn many years ago. Prior to any emergency vehicles showing up at all, everyone simply pulled to the outside and created a virtual lane in the center of the road which was eventually used by emergency vehicles. However (and this is a very big however), the drivers in general were very cognizant of the lack of a speed limit and, thus, the need to be responsible for one's driving. As a rule, everyone stayed in the right lane without regard to how quickly they were traveling except to pass another vehicle. It is commonplace in the United States to see dozens upon dozens of self-righteous assholes back up traffic for miles because they are "going the speed limit." From my perspective, much more danger is caused by these jerks than someone in a Ferrari doing 120.
    Ain't it the truth!!! *disgust*



    Quote Originally Posted by TNAR View Post
    We're almost in agreement here. I say get rid of all signs and treat every intersection as a yield.
    Most people don't know how to stop correctly, anyway. I don't know about getting rid of all the stop signs, though. There are many intersections where stopping is the only safe way to negotiate the intersection. Driver's, especially driver's unfamiliar with those intersections, need to be aware of that.
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