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Thread #97317   Message #1913527
Posted By: The Sandman
19-Dec-06 - 08:42 AM
Thread Name: BS: speed restrictions in cars
Subject: RE: BS: speed restrictions in cars
How many more people have been killed by excess speed,than by not being able to accelerate out of a situation, please get things in perspective.
car manufacturers have a responsibility to society as do cigarette manufacturers,it can be argued that vehicle manufacturers are encouraging drivers to break the speed limit by making cars that do this.
   society has rules. in the case of speed,the faster you go themore braking distance is required, the faster you go the more likelihood of death and serious injury.
society is protected by the state.the state deems it not suitable because it leads to death,to take drugs like heroin and in ireland the state deems it not suitable to smoke cigarettes in public places,because of death from passive smoking.
society needs to be protected from drivers breaking the official speed limit,the most effective way to do this in my opinion,is for car manufacturers to be forced by governments,to make cars that are fitted with electronic governors connected to the fuel system,so that it is impossible to go faster than each countries speed limit. at the present moment, ambulances in england have this device fitted at 100 m p h,so the technology is there.