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Re: Speeding will be harder...
« Reply #20 on: July 15, 2022, 08:55:12 PM »
Also don't forget that more mph means less mpg. 
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Re: Speeding will be harder...
« Reply #21 on: July 15, 2022, 09:18:37 PM »
It is worth noting that there are a variety of factors to consider other than road safety. Even if the current speed that people drive isn't unsafe, that doesn't mean it isn't causing too much noise pollution, or emitting too much CO₂, or creating congestion problems in urban areas as traffic has to slow down to city speeds. All of these factors, and probably others that I am unaware of, need to be modelled and taken into account when setting speed limits.
All reasonable points but my contention - or at least my intention - is that it will actually improve things. It formalises the way a lot of already people drive and - if enforced properly - would stop the real maniacs from driving in a way which is actually dangerous.
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Re: Speeding will be harder...
« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2022, 09:24:43 PM »
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The department says that drivers will still be able to override such systems by pushing harder on the throttle pedal.

The override to your speed throttling program is to go even faster, lmao. Fantastic idea.

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Re: Speeding will be harder...
« Reply #23 on: July 16, 2022, 08:05:04 AM »
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The department says that drivers will still be able to override such systems by pushing harder on the throttle pedal.

The override to your speed throttling program is to go even faster, lmao. Fantastic idea.

Considering the throttle is digital now, not sure its "faster".  My understanding is "If you're going 70mph in a 65mph zone, the pedal gets hard and you slow down.  You need to apply more pressure to go above the speed limit.
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