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

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    I am not sure about "built in", but how about this.

    But I could see some accoutrement added to a car for a repeat offending speeder that does the same.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    anonymous polls suck

    this is a no brainer. Of course NOT. There are times when you may have to go faster than the speed limit for legitimate purposes. what we really need to get rid of in this country are the nanny state control freaks who want more and more laws and controls on people. It is already illegal to speed in most cases. That's enough



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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    "Fellas"?
    I'm sorry if this sounds insulting or patronizing (insulting again) to you.

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    And NO. Absolutely not. I want horsepower and speed and regard this as a safety issue. (I also dig it.) And I don't need the nanny state telling me how to drive/putting controls on me either.
    There is no absolute freedom. Well, at least in this world. Nirvana is a different story.

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    anonymous polls suck
    I know your attitude about this but voting in a poll in not mandatory, TD. You could just discuss.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    I'm sorry if this sounds insulting or patronizing (insulting again) to you.



    There is no absolute freedom. Well, at least in this world. Nirvana is a different story.



    I know your attitude about this but voting in a poll in not mandatory, TD. You could just discuss.
    i want to see who the control freaks are and the inconsistencies. For example, a "libertarian" who is in favor of the government mandating this is akin to someone who claims to be a pro gun rights activist demanding registration



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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    i want to see who the control freaks are and the inconsistencies. For example, a "libertarian" who is in favor of the government mandating this is akin to someone who claims to be a pro gun rights activist demanding registration
    Freedom doesn't mean you can do whatever the hell you want. I don't want to see cars in my mirrors driving 100+ mph like there is no one on the road. There is difference between suicide and murder.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Freedom doesn't mean you can do whatever the hell you want. I don't want to see cars in my mirrors driving 100+ mph like there is no one on the road. There is difference between suicide and murder.
    a silly argument. You confuse POSSESSION with USE. People like you tell us there is no reason to own a weapon that can fire 30 rounds.



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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Speeding is an operator (moving) violation not a registration or vehicle safety violation.
    Yes and why not remove the ability of the operator to do that violation by limiting the speed? Plus then there would be no need for powerful cars that can go 200 km a hour, when 120km an hour is the max allowed.. this means less petrol consumption, fewer accidents, less hospital expenses, and so on and so on.. Win win no?
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Too many jurisdictions rely on speeding tickets for large sums of revenue. As such there is no political incentive to have vehicle speeds limited - but rather just the opposite, there is incentive to NOT have them limited.


    Plus, just because you have something that is capable of being used to break the law, does not mean that that thing itself should be made illegal prophylactically.

    And the last argument is that there are exceptions where the ability to go over the speed limit is desirable. Rushing someone to a hospital in an emergency, or fleeing from someone that intends to do you harm are examples.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    So, omitting the "others" , todays its
    30% favor the speed limit on the automobile its self.
    70% favor the status quo
    This question has been asked before ....maybe 10 years ago on this very forum ?
    The trend seems to be favoring the limit, it would be most interesting to see if this is true.
    I voted NO this time; 20 years ago, it would have been a "hell no !" .
    I do NOT wish to see the day when individual responsibility is removed from man....Most of us are behaving ourselves....but not all...including me...

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Another point to add, over time the maximum speed limit has changed - and it is quite possible that it will again in the future. Upper speed limits vary from state to state, some at 65, others at 80 and even 85 in select areas in Texas. How are you going to determine what the top speed is governed at? pick a lower limit? That is no good, then i get to a highway that has a speed liit of 80 and the best i can do is putter along at 65. Pick an upper limit? no good, this defeats the purpose - you can still speed if you happen to be driving in the right state. Tailor the governed top speed for each state? no good for several reasons.. 1) car makers would have to do specific manufacturing runs to tailor the cars to the state they are being shipped to. 2) it is ludicrous to assume that just because a car is sold in state X that it will never leave that state to go to state Y with a higher speed limit.

    I have a '91 MR2 that I drive at times, at the time it was manufactured the top speed allowed on highways was 65 - now the top speed is higher depending on where you live. I am in Florida, which is still only 70 MPH top speed, but I still would not be able to even go the speed limit (and driving on I-75 you do NOT,want to be driving at 65 - it aggravates a situation that is already relatively hazardous) and if I decided to drive out west - say to parts of Texas or in Utah - I would only be able to go 15 miles BELOW the speed limit. And these speed limits are liable to all change again in the future.. I would hate to have a car that was built in the '70's or early '80's that was governed to the speed limit standard of that time (55 MPH) - Imagine a car with a top speed of 55 putzing along on a freeway out west where everyone was allowed and able to go 25 miles faster than you.
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