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    News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Six-month trial to determine if automatic speed limits can reduce congestion, emissions and road collisions.
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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Can anyone say nanny state?

    I do feel sorry for people who die in road accidents, however its always happened and always will, introducing more cameras and other expensive useless technology does not stop it from happening. In most cases is driver error, drink driving, drug driving, something a camera will not stop from happening.

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    If it's fully under the control of the driver, like this, then I'm not sure how it's a nanny state any more than cruise control is.

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    If it's fully under the control of the driver, like this, then I'm not sure how it's a nanny state any more than cruise control is.
    It is like Cruise Control + isn't it? At least thats my understanding.

    The clincher is if it reports back to home or not.

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy View Post
    I do feel sorry for people who die in road accidents, however its always happened and always will, introducing more cameras and other expensive useless technology does not stop it from happening. In most cases is driver error, drink driving, drug driving, something a camera will not stop from happening.
    More people than ever are getting ingrossed with their phones and media players when on the move. Just look down your average high-street and you'll see the slumped masses texting, web browsing and doing other stuff on the move.

    No matter what the speed limits, your still going to get people walking out in front of moving traffic as some people seem to think that wearing 'white' headphones means all the people and traffic around should stop for them.

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    If it's fully under the control of the driver, like this, then I'm not sure how it's a nanny state any more than cruise control is.
    Its a step further towards a complete nanny state,.

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    There are situations where you have to accelerate to avoid an incident.... What if this thing is enabled ? It takes away the concept of the car.

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Quote Originally Posted by SuGaR847 View Post
    There are situations where you have to accelerate to avoid an incident.... What if this thing is enabled ?
    Then just press a button and accelerate.

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Top it off with an anti-cyclist weapon system and I might be tempted...

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy View Post
    In most cases is driver error, drink driving, drug driving, something a camera will not stop from happening.
    Notice how NONE of the technology will actually stop pedestrians from stepping into the road because, they slipped, were pushed, weren't taking notice, think there hard/faster than the car, think that the driver will stop etc etc...

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Quote Originally Posted by [GSV]Trig View Post
    Notice how NONE of the technology will actually stop pedestrians from stepping into the road because, they slipped, were pushed, weren't taking notice, think there hard/faster than the car, think that the driver will stop etc etc...
    Exactly!

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Then just press a button and accelerate.
    In that situation there isn't time to push a button. The advisory mode might work, but can this software produce evidence against drivers? And it must use GPS - it may think you're on a different street!

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Quote Originally Posted by miniyazz View Post
    In that situation there isn't time to push a button.
    Of course there is. You should never accelerate hard without consideration, let alone speed to the point you're breaking the limit, without a decent assessment of the situation.

    Anyway, the override for these kind of things tends to be just put your foot down harder.

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    Re: News - Transport for London trials automatic speed limits

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    Of course there is. You should never accelerate hard without consideration, let alone speed to the point you're breaking the limit, without a decent assessment of the situation.

    Anyway, the override for these kind of things tends to be just put your foot down harder.
    I disagree, suppose you drive more than one car and the others not fitted with the device, you hit the pedal and nothing happens...

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