The utility cyclist wrote:Speed restrictors in all motor vehicles retrofitted at drivers expense, lower speed limits pretty much everywhere barring motorways, any roads other than trunk to be maximum of 40mph, trunk roads without a 3m cycle lane adjoined to be reduced to 50mph.
No good trying to catch people after the fact, stop the speeding in its tracks for every single driver, no 10%+x rule, if you're in x zone and put your foot down then the restrictor simply ignores the beg for more speed if you're already at the limit.
This would save tens of billions of tax payers money every single year just on reduced KSIs, never mind the many more families having loved ones come home alive/in one piece!
The technology is already there, we were test driving a car a few weeks back and it knew what the speed limit was for what ever road I was on, it was capable of controlling my speed on adaptive cruise so surely it would be simple enough to limit your speed to whatever the limit was on that road.
I would see it as a Win Win Win
Huge reduction in green house gases
Considerably less accidents, including less destruction of wildlife.
And with the roads feeling much safer, more people would take up cycling which in turn would save the NHS a fortune.