bazzo wrote:The technology is available to fit speed limiters which would stop a vehicle exceeding the speed limit. The government could introduce legislation to enforce this.
My cheap 'n cheerful car has that.
It has 3 modes, "off", "warning", "hard limit".
Mine is off.
IME it's often wrong, it can't tell the difference between 60 & 70 on a national speed limit and it works by reading road signs.
Because it reads road signs and it's a fairly cheap car with only a single camera it can miss them, or pick up one that wasn't intended for it (including the occasional one stuck to the back of another vehicle! 60 in a 30? But the van said I could! ).
I also don't like it because it can be intrusive just when you don't want it to be.
Overtaking on fast A roads for example, something best done quickly and the last thing I want is to be overtaking an artic and suddenly the car stops accelerating.
(I dislike the limiter on e-bikes for the same reason).
These issues can all be worked around of course but personally I'm far more in favour of an insurance black box.
Most poor driving I see is well within the speed limit; aggressive acceleration, braking, cornering - a black box can take all of that into account because usually you find that if someone is an aggressive driver all of the numbers are right up even if they're not speeding.
(I'll add a bit of bias here - I have designed hardware and written software for black boxes in the past)