quote: 70mph is surprising conservative, and I can't help but wonder how much of this is a backdoor way of limiting greenhouse gas emissions, since a lot of the energy spent maintaining vehicle speed over 55MPH is "wasted" on aerodynamic drag. What percentage of 30,000 or so fatal auto accidents involve one or more vehicles exceeding 70 MPH, anyway?
quote: Unfortunately, DT misreported the story so this is not actually an EU idea. The original story was about introducing cameras in cars that could read speed signs (had nothing to do with changing speed limits already in place).
quote: Also, don't be complete stupid. Driving too fast, whether it be on some dirt road in the sticks or a multi-lane highway is dangerous.
quote: Fortunately all those nanny state inventions like seatbelts, airbags, and (let me hear you scream) car safety regulations and testing have reduced the fatality rate a lot.
quote: It just hasn't done much good for pedestrians who insist on not wearing government mandated full body armour when walking outside.
quote: This will clearly shift most fatalities away from high speed areas into pedestrian heavy areas like residential zones, towns, city streets and one's driveway (where blind spots leave pets and kids alike susceptible to being rolled over by a reversing vehicle).
quote: Feel free to continue imagining the left-wing Europe you feel in your gut must exist somewhere though.
quote: You do realize that America was founded by Europeans to get out from under the thumb of the left that still infects Europe. The people who stayed behind are political masochists - they have a need to be dominated and oppressed.