Trucks are equipped with speed limiters to make the roads safer, so why doesn’t that also apply to other vehicles?
This is an opinion shared by many truck drivers throughout Europe and has finally found its way to the European Parliament.
Parliament voted to introduce speed limitation measures in all new cars by 2022. These devices would physically prevent drivers from speeding – and would represent an important step forward in road safety.
According to the European Transport Safety Council (ETSC), these Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA) devices would reduce collisions by 30% and save around 25,000 lives in 15 years.
The limiters use a speed sign recognition camera and / or GPS-linked speed limit data to advise drivers on the current speed limit and to limit the engine power (and vehicle speed).
In addition to saving lives, speed limiters are also better for the environment because they reduce CO2 emissions.
It is high time that all vehicles were given a speed limit. On to 2022 …