The utility cyclist wrote:No, all of them, how much is it going to cost to fit such a device, a few hundred quid. We know how little it costs to fit GPS tracking devices and speed limiters, there's already speed sign readers that control speed but there are simpler and more accurate methods when installed in the signs. Would it cost the UK gov a lot to put the signals into signs at certain junctures, yup, but a lot less than the savings from fewer lives lost and the massive number of serious and slight injuries, damaged vehicles etc.
Getting these devices made and fitted would also bring a lot of employment and them being made by the tens of millions would reduce the price enormously.
Restricting overtaking is a good thing, overtaking increases the chances of collision/incidents massively, this should be very obvious quite honestly.
I'd at least want a reliable safeguard for the times those devices fail. For me they'd be just like the immobiliser in an old banger - makes no difference until it goes wrong.
The time I sat outside a petrol station trying to start a car with a dodgy immobiliser was annoying to the van man behind and delayed my journey to w*rk, but at least I didn't have to respond to an automatic ticket for "tampering" with the device. If a compulsory device is damaged by water ingress, how will the mechanic know whether it was deliberate?
I'd also have some misgivings about having an auto-brake activate on the motorway after some juvenile comedian broke the grey box off a 20-limit sign and left it on a bridge.
That's the trouble with making the device compulsory and adding automatic fines, suddenly the whole system needs to be far more reliable (hence expensive) or else the innocent have even more to fear. On the other hand I'd be quite happy with a speed limiter that could be legally overridden and operated on the presumed-innocent principle.
Having seen the effect of average-speed cameras around the Southeast (though not in Aberdeen itself, yet ) I think they'd be a far better way to combat the speed culture.