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Cars to be fitted with speed limiters from July 2022.

  • 29-12-2021 11:16pm
    Registered Users Posts: 176 ✭✭

    This is fantastic news. At last some positive action against dangerous speeders.

    Cars will be fitted with GPS or camera technology and will not be capable of exceeding the posted limit.

    The limitation can be temporarily overriden to get a burst of power if the driver needs to take evasive action of safely complete an overtaking manoeuvre.

    This is long overdue. Road deaths will plummet. Speed will be reduced.

    Hopefully this means poxy speed ramps will be abolished now.



  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators, Motoring & Transport Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 66,471 Mod ✭✭✭✭L1011

    Going to be some carnage when a car on the M50 mainline sees the 30km/h sign for a ramp leaving and applies the brakes.

    Using GPS as backup is even worse than sign reading as limits frequently change and new roads get built. Even recent car navs won't have the new n4 stretch and will occasionally pick up false data from thinking you're driving on crossing roads (usually 80km/h when the n4 is 100km/h)

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  • Registered Users Posts: 7,972 ✭✭✭jmreire

    In the future, there will not be any humans driving cars,,,,,,they will all be computer controlled, and drive themselves. These cars are in existence even now, and have been for some time, so its only a matter of time until it becomes common place. You will get into your car ( or driverless UBER) and say " take me to Dublin Airport" and it will do exactly that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 827 ✭✭✭HalfAndHalf

    What didn’t you understand? There was an article to read and from that you can either post your opinion on speed limited vehicles or not. Didn’t seem that hard, maybe it’s yourself that’s drunk after all 😂

  • Registered Users Posts: 827 ✭✭✭HalfAndHalf

    Just because I found the OP interesting as I didn’t know these speed limiters were a thing I’ll say again, I don’t see the point as they state they’re deactivated as soon as you plant your foot on the accelerator so anyone can still speed.

    Thats the last I’ve got on this thread now as it’s been hijacked by pointless posts and some disappointing attitudes. Seems to be getting a common theme lately.

  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭SamStonesArm

    Wooohoooo I don't drive a car anymore , motorbike all year round.

    I'll have to stay in second gear haha.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,362 ✭✭✭dePeatrick

    Well not all year round for me but 9 months I love using the motorbike, and let’s face it, on back country roads it is fun to use and a few other places…

  • Registered Users Posts: 196 ✭✭SamStonesArm

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  • Moderators, Business & Finance Moderators Posts: 9,795 Mod ✭✭✭✭Jim2007

    It’s a step in the right direction but it will take about ten years before it applies to most motorists and since young speed merchants buy older cars I don’t have your expectations in declining death rates in the near term.

  • Posts: 0 [Deleted User]

    So... you're saying the value of my ancient 171 230 brake coupe is about to accelerate in value? Whoop! Whoop!

  • Registered Users Posts: 607 ✭✭✭MakersMark

    It's a shame this technology won't stop the drunk boy racers ftom killing themselves and their mates in the infamous 3am single vehicle crashes.

  • Registered Users Posts: 176 ✭✭it takes 2 2 tango

    Who said it will?

    Too many people are dying from excessive speed.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,422 ✭✭✭PsychoPete

    Jap cars are limited, just bypass it and problem solved

  • Posts: 18,749 ✭✭✭✭[Deleted User]

    What issue did it cause?

    surely you can deal with these drivers? You do know how to overtake yes?

  • Registered Users Posts: 176 ✭✭it takes 2 2 tango

    Germany don’t have minimum speeds per se as buses with standing passengers are limited to 65 km/h throughout the EU.

    Vehicles which are not capable of exceeding 90 km/h are not allowed in the outermost lane. That’s what you might be getting mixed up with.

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