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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    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?
    Accident rates actually decreased when the speed limits were raised. Speed also is rarely the actual cause of accidents. As to petrol consumption, well, when you start buying my gas, then you can tell me how much I can burn, until then, **** off Commie.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Some already do have governors. Is that what you mean, or one's that will respond automatically to the speed limit of each stretch of road?
    There are a lot of delivery trucks that operate like that, they cannot exceed 65MPH whether you like it or not.
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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.
    Uh, yes, that would indeed be the definition of Freedom. If you don't want to see that, then stay off the road. If you do go onto the road, then stay the hell out of the leftmost lane.

    I have had two accidents in my life. Both took place while I was driving below the posted speed limit of around 50 kmh in both cases (one was in Germany, the other in Japan). One, I hit two pedestrians on a remote two lane road at around 12:30 am who were wearing dark clothes on a cloudy night while taking up one lane of the road. The other was due to a transmission controller malfunction that caused the car to spin out. I have driven in excess of 100 mph on thousands of occasions, yes, on public roads, not race tracks.

    Safety is not a matter of speed, it is a matter of sensible laws that are adhered to and enforced. Germany has some of the best driving laws I've seen. Many states have laws similar to Germany's on the books, but no one enforces them or adheres to them.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by TNAR View Post
    Even though I know to expect it, I am always disheartened by the seemingly large number of individuals who have a desire to restrict the actions of complete strangers. Why do so many people fear freedom?

    Here is my answer:

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Speed does kill,
    Actually, impact with solid objects moving slower causing the release of kinetic energy kills. Sudden deceleration sickness. Speed differential just determines the amount of energy there will be there if a crash occurs. Statistically, though credited a lot, speed is actually fairly rare as the actual cause of an accident.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    There are a lot of delivery trucks that operate like that, they cannot exceed 65MPH whether you like it or not.
    Yes, I know, but I thought those are called governors and from what I'm told above this isn't what they are talking about.
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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I don't understand why people would advocate limited choices, limit freedom and restrict liberty. We need fewer but more intelligent laws that protect people without restricting the rights of others.
    The OP is from Europe.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Helix View Post
    auto enthusiast Helix : my Cooper already does have a top speed : 140 MPH. if you limit me to 80 MPH, i will subversively find a way to disconnect the device.

    pragmatist, adult Helix : we'd be a lot better off if cars just drove themselves and were controlled by a central travel computer. example : next time you're stuck at a stoplight, watch how inefficient it is. drivers only take their foot off of the brake when the car in front of them does. imagine how much time would be saved if every car started moving forward the second the light turned green. i think that we're heading in this direction. we also need a lot more public transportation.

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    I don't want his to ever happen.

    Computers have been known to go crazy or get bugs and that would put the occupants lives in danger.

    The human should always have control of every aspect of the car.

    The car companies had better realize this and give back control to their drivers.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    State rights > everything. Fed mandate for this is WAY overstepping.

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    Re: Should cars have built-in speed limit?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    There are a lot of delivery trucks that operate like that, they cannot exceed 65MPH whether you like it or not.
    Most Semi-Trucks are also. But that is a policy and a limiter placed in the vehicle by the company that owns the vehicle or leases the vehicle. The also have periodic data fed back to central centers that monitor speed, location, maintenance condition and other factors.

    There is a big difference between those and the systems installed on private cars. The best solution for a private vehicle would of course be to replace the rather junky engine management system that comes with the vehicle with a performance after market one. Say a http://www.summitracing.com/parts/ac...make/chevrolet for example.
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