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Govt speed limiters?!

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I personally think its very demeaning the govt thinking that i cannot control my speed and drive to the apparent conditions.
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Re: Govt speed limiters?!

Idiots, Goddamn hippies. They can try and do what they like to MY car it aint gonna happen stupid thing will be getting removed forcably. Nurburgring would be soooo fun limited to 70mph
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Re: Govt speed limiters?!

Feed them a converter doing the opposite of jap imports, giving the box a reading in km/h
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Feed them a converter doing the opposite of jap imports, giving the box a reading in km/h
Personally I'd just rip it out and put a sledge hammer, angle grinder, plasma cutter to it
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Re: Govt speed limiters?!

How's that work then when your car has carbs and no ECU?
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How's that work then when your car has carbs and no ECU?
I imagine it won't . Unless its got a pager and it phones the police when you break the limit
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Re: Govt speed limiters?!

I would like a speed limiter for the times i'm gently tooling about in urban areas so I don't fall foul of our my areas numerous scam vans hiding in blind spots...however first thing I'd do on a back road is switch it off...also how would it help on B roads where its knowing where to slow down thats the trick not just hammering along at 60?
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:yawn: This will never be compulsory all the while the car is YOUR property - i can see it being done on company cars, hire cars etc but not when its yor own car and have the right to refuse entry to anyone.

Think of the cost to the DOT having to install this to every vehicle, who pays for repairs if they go faulty, manufactures won't want the cost added on and not exactly a selling point is it "yes sir 400bhp and a top speed of 70mph". What if for instance I go on the unlimited stretch of the German Autobahn ? I'm still limited to 70mph and in danger of being hit by a must faster car.

Still won't stop you doing 70 in a 30 zone though will it and most accidents/deaths occur in built up zones and people speeding - never hear of pedestrians being knocked over on a motorway.

I want a device thats stops jaywalking and chav kids playing in the street.
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:yawn: This will never be compulsory all the while the car is YOUR property - i can see it being done on company cars, hire cars etc but not when its yor own car and have the right to refuse entry to anyone.

Think of the cost to the DOT having to install this to every vehicle, who pays for repairs if they go faulty, manufactures won't want the cost added on and not exactly a selling point is it "yes sir 400bhp and a top speed of 70mph". What if for instance I go on the unlimited stretch of the German Autobahn ? I'm still limited to 70mph and in danger of being hit by a must faster car.

Still won't stop you doing 70 in a 30 zone though will it and most accidents/deaths occur in built up zones and people speeding - never hear of pedestrians being knocked over on a motorway.

I want a device thats stops jaywalking and chav kids playing in the street.
it has GPS and a map of speed limits so doesnt just cap your speed at 70
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Being argued over here as 'lowering emissions'

Won't stop me bouncing off the limiter if I wanted to even if it was capping me at 120... total horse****e being bandied around by Green Party politicians who want to make driving so unattractive people won't do it by choice.
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it has GPS and a map of speed limits so doesnt just cap your speed at 70
...and the Government can monitor your movements where's the number for Civil Liberties
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Fiat tech surely chav kids playing in the street is darwinism working at its best no?!
just kidding, but on a more serious note this could easily be combined with the "black boxes" they want in your car for the car charging schemes that are coming back into government favour.
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Fiat tech surely chav kids playing in the street is darwinism working at its best no?!
just kidding, but on a more serious note this could easily be combined with the "black boxes" they want in your car for the car charging schemes that are coming back into government favour.
All the while I have a V5 saying the car is mine, I and I alone have the democratic right to choose what I can legally have inside it - does anyone remember I Robot when Will Smith's in the Audi
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i wonder what happens when a roads not on the gps
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i wonder what happens when a roads not on the gps
or when the GPS satelite (sp) can't be found by the unit in the car ?
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