PRC Has Wonderful New Idea On Nagging People On Speeding

And if this passes, the next step will be to require auto manufacturers to install devices that stop people from speeding

New cars in California could alert drivers for breaking the speed limit

st greta carCalifornia could eventually join the European Union in requiring all new cars to alert drivers when they break the speed limit, a proposal aimed at reducing traffic deaths that would likely impact motorists across the country should it become law.

The federal government sets safety standards for vehicles nationwide, which is why most cars now beep at drivers if their seat belt isn’t fastened. A bill in the California Legislature — which passed its first vote in the state Senate on Tuesday — would go further by requiring all new cars sold in the state by 2032 to beep at drivers when they exceed the speed limit by at least 10 mph (16 kph).

“Research has shown that this does have an impact in getting people to slow down, particularly since some people don’t realize how fast that their car is going,” said state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco and the bill’s author.

The bill narrowly passed on Tuesday, an indication of the tough road it could face. Republican state Sen. Brian Dahle said he voted against it in part because he said sometimes people need to drive faster than the speed limit in an emergency.

“It’s just a nanny state that we’re causing here,” he said.

The question, or, at least one of them, is how will this happen? Some Hondas have what is called traffic sign recognition, where the camera picks up speed limit signs, and blinks when you are over the posted speed limit. Not many other cars do that. And most turn that off. How will the People’s Republik Of California do this?

The technology, known as intelligent speed assistance, uses GPS technology to compare a vehicle’s speed with a dataset of posted speed limits. Once the car is at least 10 mph (16 kph) over the speed limit, the system would emit “a brief, one-time visual and audio signal to alert the driver.”

It would not require California to maintain a list of posted speed limits. That would be left to manufacturers. It’s likely these maps would not include local roads or recent changes in speed limits, resulting in conflicts.

Which would mean added cost to the vehicles. And how soon till the PRC requires this data be given to the state, so they can send tickets? And what if the insurance companies get their hands on it?

The technology is not new and has been used in Europe for years. Starting later this year, the European Union will require all new cars sold there to have the technology — although drivers would be able to turn it off.

And how’s all that freedom working in the EU? Anyhow, I think it would be better to crack down on idiots not using signals and running stop signs.

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18 Responses to “PRC Has Wonderful New Idea On Nagging People On Speeding”

  1. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    Velocity kills!! But so does acceleration!!

    So the DW (Daily Whine) is that a notice on your auto when you exceed the posted speed limit by 10 mph is onerous and intrusive. Got it.

    • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

      You never seem to get it Elwood. The DW is not that there’s a notice on your car when you exceed the posted speed by 10 mph, or even that such a thing as onerous and intrusive. The DW is that the teeny tiny leftist minds in California actually sat around thinking about that. I think it’s funny.

      Thank God all of California’s problems have been repaired so that now they can think about the important stuff like speed regulators for cars. What a time to be alive!

      • david7134 says:

        Family member has been in California for over 2 years. He says that if traffic is moving at a speed greater than posted limit, you can get a ticket by moving too slow, even though you are driving within the limit. Don’t know if that is the law, but it makes sense as majority of accidents occur due to cars going too slow.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        L.G. whines: Thank God all of California’s problems have been repaired…

        That’s the Nirvana Fallacy. That a particular problem should be postponed until ALL problems are solved (which is impossible). You often hear the rebuttal “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good”.

        • Brother John says:

          It’s not a fallacy because resources are finite. The idea that time, money, and energy were expended on this non-issue when California is broke, it’s overrun with illegal aliens and homeless drug addicts and its citizens and capital are fleeing is completely ridiculous and only serves to reinforce my oft-repeated insistence that speed limits on anything but residential streets and the like exist only as excuses for governmental and insurance theft.

        • alanstorm says:

          “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good”.

          Once again, Ellie proves he doesn’t get it. Brother John is correct. Why is CA devoting resources to relatively minor things like this when they have much larger problems to solve?

        • L.G.Brandon!, L.G.Brandon! says:

          I am very sorry that your small brain interpreted my sarcasm have sincerity. I did not actually mean that’s all California’s problems have to be solved before they do the little things. I didn’t think I need to explain that but I guess I do. I guess people who believe in climate change and then becoming women need further explanations than normal people do.

          I hope that clears the air on that topic so now I would like to reiterate that California has a lot bigger problems to take care of than worrying about 10 miles over the speed limit. You’re welcome to disagree with that and think that of all the things that California can do with all their time and all their money is the worry about who’s going 10 miles over the speed limit but I’m also allowed to disagree with you and I think it’s stupid.

          In the future you should check to see if somebody is actually stating something serious or not. You’ve done this before not only to me but to others here you take a sarcastic statement and you make it like it was supposed to be real.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Thank you for the explanation, and for restating the exact same complaint, “…so now I would like to reiterate that California has a lot bigger problems to take care of than worrying about 10 miles over the speed limit”.

            Louisiana (last in everything but gun violence) has bigger problems than reclassifying misoprostol and mifepristone as equivalent to opiates, don’t you agree??

            Rep. Freeman (D-New Orleans) said: “We have the worst maternal outcomes in the nation. … Let me tell you something, 50th in maternal outcomes is not pro-life.”

            In fact, reactionary legislatures all over the US are spending inordinate amounts of time on abortion, schoolbooks, drag shows, critical race theory, face masks, zygote personhood, wokeness, teacher’s speech etc

            Yet, you and Mr Teach whine about CA. BTW, a Louisiana mom is 4 (four) times more likely to die at childbirth than a California mom. Only two (2) blue states (NM 12th, NJ 18th) are in the worst 20 states for maternal mortality. AR, MS, TN, AL, LA, KY, GA, SC, AZ, IN are the ten worst. Why do you believe that is?

            Do you agree that MOST state legislatures, not just CA, could better serve their citizens?

          • drowningpuppies says:

            So after all the hogwash Karen (aka Rimjob) ends with another mindless rhetorical question.

            Bwaha! Lolgf

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            The Pissant uses another word he doesn’t understand! What a putz.
            Putz: (n) a stupid, foolish, or ineffectual person : JERK

          • drowningpuppies says:

            You never seem to get it Elwood.


      • alanstorm says:

        You never seem to get it Elwood.

        You can use this in every reply to Ellie, because it’s true.

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Oh, Stormy! You should just type “California Bad!!” whenever Mr Teach does a “takedown” on Cali.

          You COULD discuss why you believe the policy is wrong, but nooo, you prefer a logical fallacy.

  2. Professor Hale says:

    Most modern cars already have this capability. My 2022 4runner knows how fast I am going (It’s on that big dial-looking thing above the steering wheel), and what the posted speed limit is (camera detects and “reads” the speed limit signs) and already has braking assist to automagically slow me down if forward looking radar detects an obstruction in my path. It is a small added step to add logic to the car that does not permit me to drive faster than the known speed limit. I suspect that Toyota would also include a setting to let me turn it off, just like I can turn off everything else so that I can do off-road and rugged conditions driving.

  3. Dana says:

    It’s just the first step. The next step will be to build into the computer controls a speed governor, to automatically limit your speed to the posted limit.

    Then there will be hackers who will develop a way to defeat that, followed by state action to inspect vehicles annually, if not quarterly, to see if the programming has been overridden, with ridiculously high, cripplingly high, fines for anyone whose vehicle has had the programming altered.

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  5. alanstorm says:

    “Research has shown that this does have an impact in getting people to slow down, particularly since some people don’t realize how fast that their car is going,”

    Virtually all cars have a device called a “speedometer” which will not only tell you when you exceed the speed limit, but also by how much.

    True fact.

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