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    Following on from THIS thread -

    Does anyone think that Car Manufacturers should work with the 'Authorities' to produce a system that doesn't let you speed? We're already seeing cars with active cruise control and lane assist, how about Speed Control? A sensor could be constantly transmitting a signal to a receiver in the car that denotes what the maximum speed is and bobs your uncle.

    I know there's major flaws in this idea and I know that sometimes you have to speed to get yourself out of a given situation, but .. .. discuss!

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    HELL NO!!! Simply for the reason that i would never get anywhere on time!

    But on a serious note i think speed assist will come hand in hand with black boxes on every vehicle and i'm not looking forward to that one bit!!

    Speed kills, it's as simple as that, regardless of what speed you're travelling at you can still have an accident even if you travelled within the speed limit. it's the drivers that either need to be educated further or restricted from driving. driving should be a privilege, not a right. Drivers should be tested every year or so.

    Granted by reducing speed you are less likely to be in a serious accident, and speed often is the difference between life and death, but having auto speed limiters would also cause accidents due to lack of awareness. I know when i am driving miss daisy my thoughts wonder and i look at the surroundings alot more!

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    Now then, a Black Box type device. That is a scary thought.

    Officer - You have a tail light out Sir!

    Driver - Sorry officer I didn't realise, I'll get it sorted.

    Officer - While I'm here Sir, do you have any objection to me plugging in and checking the data on your Black Box.

    Driver - Erm .. .. .. yeah go on then

    A few seconds later -

    Officer - Sir, come and have a seat in my car and bring your cheque book.

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    Officer - You have a tail light out Sir!

    Driver - Sorry officer I didn't realise, I'll get it sorted.

    Officer - While I'm here Sir, do you have any objection to me plugging in and checking the data on your Black Box.

    Driver - i know my rights...and you're gonna need a warrant for that!

    END OF!

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    ^^^Quality^^^ lol

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    Would they say the same thing if a black female was driving the car?

    Apart from the Sir thing..

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    My old (and really unlamented) Ren-no laguna had a speed limiter which worked really really well. In fact it was about the the only thing on the car that didn't fall off/fail/catch fire/cease to function. Switch on limiter, set to speed and that's it. No use at all for blatting down the motorway but perfect for avoiding the revenue raisers - sorry safety cameras - on the A14 gatso alley and also major roadworks.

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    the new pay as u go insurance from norwich union has the little black box

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    Quote Originally Posted by yorkshireborn
    the new pay as u go insurance from norwich union has the little black box
    Very true - powered by smartnav, i dont mind this idea as its an option but i dont like the idea of being told to have one in the future. I think a bit of foil may find the GPS antenna if i ever have to have one

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry
    Officer - You have a tail light out Sir!

    Driver - Sorry officer I didn't realise, I'll get it sorted.

    Officer - While I'm here Sir, do you have any objection to me plugging in and checking the data on your Black Box.

    Driver - i know my rights...and you're gonna need a warrant for that!

    END OF!
    you listen to Jay Z Harry??

    we have trackers in the vans at work and they are nightmares, send alarms to the boss everytime you speed, start/stop times.....yadda yadda....
    it will happen in cars soon enough but im certainly not looking forward to it

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