Speed limiters mandatory in all European cars by 2022

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Speed limiters mandatory in all European cars by 2022

More road safety features will become mandatory.  David Brown tells us about the European experience

The EU has announced a range of new safety measures that will be mandatory on all new cars by 2022 including Autonomous Emergency Braking and lane-departure-warning systems, plus driver-drowsiness and attention warnings.

But the one system on the list that is likely to change driving forever, is Intelligent Speed Assistance or Speed limiters.

This is not just a system to limit the top speed but to restrict engine power and thus your speed, to the prevailing speed limit.

The European Transport Safety Council, says the limiters will reduce accidents by 30 per cent, and save 25,000 lives within 15 years of coming into force.

Australia is likely to follow suit in the future.


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David’s boyhood passion for motor cars did not immediately lead to a professional role in the motor industry. A qualified Civil Engineer he specialised in traffic engineering and transport planning. What followed were various positions including being seconded to a government think-tank for the planning of transport firstly in Sydney and then for the whole of NSW. After working with the NRMA and as a consultant he moved to being an independent writer and commentator on the broader areas of transport and the more specific areas of the cars we drive. His half hour motoring program “Overdrive” has been described as an “informed, humorous and irreverent look at motoring and transport from Australia and overseas”. It is heard on 22 stations across Australia. He does weekly interviews with several ABC radio stations and is also heard on commercial radio in Sydney. David has written for metropolitan and regional newspapers and has presented regular segments on metropolitan and regional television stations. David is also a contributor for AnyAuto