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Drivers could have speed limited by satellite devices[UK]
Telegraph ^ | 15 Sep 2008 | Telegraph

Posted on 09/18/2008 12:12:22 PM PDT by BGHater

Drivers could have their speed controlled by satellite to stop them from breaking the limit following a Government trial of new technology.

Cars fitted with the system would have their speed automatically monitored by satellites, which would also be programmed with the speed limits for different roads.

A motorist who tried to accelerate beyond the speed limit would find the system stopping the car from going any faster or issuing a warning instructing them to slow down.

The Department for Transport is set to back the system known as Intelligent Speed Adaptation. It follows lengthy trials conducted in Leeds in where cars have been fitted with the sophisticated satellite navigation system.

The Department for Transport said that the installation of the technology would be voluntary, but it is already in talks with the motor industry over how it could be made available for those who wanted to buy it.

Three types of the technology could be made available.

The Department for Transport says the installation of the Intelligent Speed Adaptation system would be voluntary

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; United Kingdom
KEYWORDS: bigbrother; donutwatch; drivers; govwatch; policestate; satellite; uk

1 posted on 09/18/2008 12:12:23 PM PDT by BGHater
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To: BGHater

Just wait until you need to pull out and pass somebody! Oh? No passing allowed?


2 posted on 09/18/2008 12:16:17 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: BGHater
Be seeing you:


3 posted on 09/18/2008 12:16:29 PM PDT by weegee (Obama's a uniter?"I want you to argue with them (friends,neighbors,Republicans) & get in their face")
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To: BGHater

Why not simply implant “The Instrument of Discipline” directly in their heads?


4 posted on 09/18/2008 12:16:48 PM PDT by sinanju
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To: BGHater

Why don’t they simply dispense with all of the niceties and simply require that everyone report to the local PD for implantation of mind-control chips? It’d save a lot of time, effort and money - and whoever didn’t have one after a date certain could be shot on site so as to further ease all of society’s ills.


5 posted on 09/18/2008 12:17:43 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (An ex-citizen of the Frederation dedicated to stopping the Obamination from becoming President)
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To: sinanju

I was typing as you posted. Great minds think alike...at least until the chips are implanted. :>)


6 posted on 09/18/2008 12:18:34 PM PDT by Ancesthntr (An ex-citizen of the Frederation dedicated to stopping the Obamination from becoming President)
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To: weegee

Off subject but I can’t wait to miss the new remake of “The Prisoner.”


7 posted on 09/18/2008 12:18:36 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: BGHater

Socialists believe that the people need protecting from themselves. May God forbid that this country ever goes down that road. Big Brother is kin to Obama.


8 posted on 09/18/2008 12:19:31 PM PDT by BornToBeAmerican (What came first? Ignorance or Dems)
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To: BGHater

This will be used in the US. I noticed my Garmin can display my current speed. But, the localities won’t be able to give up the revenue, so here’s how this will be done in Amerika:

Cars will be fitted with satellite tracking. When you speed, the location, and time, and rate of speed will be recorded and sent to the locality where you were speeding. Your ticket will arrive in the mail.

This will happen.


9 posted on 09/18/2008 12:19:35 PM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: BGHater

What if there is an emergency of some sort that requires the driver to speed ?


10 posted on 09/18/2008 12:20:55 PM PDT by Mark319 (Obama/Biden...The liberals are going for the throat...)
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To: BGHater

...and thus the natural progression of banning guns.

At least the British are unleashing velvet glove totalitarianism, instead of just the old school killing fields.


11 posted on 09/18/2008 12:22:47 PM PDT by Rinnwald (On our side? Six hundred million screaming Chinamen)
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To: BornToBeAmerican

“Socialists believe that the people need protecting from themselves. May God forbid that this country ever goes down that road. Big Brother is kin to Obama.”

Sorry, but America’s future is socialist. The people have the power to vote themselves entitlements, so they will. With entitlements comes socialism. It’s the nature of things.


12 posted on 09/18/2008 12:22:53 PM PDT by brownsfan (Algore makes P.T. Barnum look like a piker.)
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To: Mark319
What if there is an emergency of some sort that requires the driver to speed ?

I expect the company that makes the devices to be sued out of business the first time the device causes an accident. Given the number of cars of the road, it won't take long. I can envision a simple case where a car has to speed up to clear the way for an emergency vehicle and is thwarted by the device. The lawyers are probably salivating as the prospects.

13 posted on 09/18/2008 12:26:03 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: BGHater
Fuses can be pulled, wires can be cut, and antennas can be disabled.

One fuse disabled the OnStar crap in my car. They actually had the audacity to barge into my vehicle (muted the radio and interrupted my conversation with my wife) to make an advertising announcement because I was not subscribing to their service. I found the fuse and killed them permanently.

14 posted on 09/18/2008 12:26:22 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: BGHater
The Department for Transport said that the installation of the technology would be voluntary

Yeaaaaaaaaaa. Boooyyyy! I'd buy that for a pence! Gotta bridge you need to sell or do you wanna buy one? Wanna see a magic trick???

15 posted on 09/18/2008 12:30:42 PM PDT by Clock King (Under revision...)
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To: Mark319

Much better for you to die than to exceed an arbitrary speed limit by even 5 MPH.


16 posted on 09/18/2008 12:31:07 PM PDT by thecabal (Conservatives who don't live up to the liberal caricature are now hypocrites.)
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To: BGHater

Surveillance cameras everywhere, neighbors encouraged to report on each other for environmental violations, police who arrest home-owners who try to protect themselves from criminals, fees to enter city areas, Islamic Shari’a courts established, and now direct governmental control of private vehicles. What a terrible place Britain has become.


17 posted on 09/18/2008 12:32:55 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Mark319
"What if there is an emergency of some sort that requires the driver to speed ? "

Under most circumstances, there is absolutely no need to proceed at a rate which exceeds the limit.

If for some reason you think that you are the exception to the rule, please submit form 231B in Quadruplicate and the speed monitors will consider your request.

18 posted on 09/18/2008 12:33:48 PM PDT by An Old Man ("The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they suppress." Douglas)
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
Don't forget the Obama-style smoking police:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2085261/posts

19 posted on 09/18/2008 12:34:22 PM PDT by thecabal (Conservatives who don't live up to the liberal caricature are now hypocrites.)
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To: brownsfan

Cars will be fitted with satellite tracking. When you speed, the location, and time, and rate of speed will be recorded and sent to the locality where you were speeding. Your ticket will arrive in the mail.<<

Not for very much longer. I don’t know exactly what the time frame is but I believe the last generation of people that drive has been born. Machines did the Urban Challenge and drove in a simulated urban environment successful last year.

Skynet lives!

DK


20 posted on 09/18/2008 12:36:02 PM PDT by Dark Knight
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To: BGHater
I thought they had all this under control with the pensioners getting involved?


21 posted on 09/18/2008 12:37:53 PM PDT by Daffynition (Follow the dots: Davis, Ayers, Dohrn, Malley, SorosÂ… use a RED crayon.)
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To: BGHater; xzins; enat

....FROM MY COLD DEAD LEAD FOOT!!

22 posted on 09/18/2008 12:47:05 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: BGHater

These people have gone further than freaking nuts!
As a very wise man once said:
...they know not what they do.


23 posted on 09/18/2008 12:54:27 PM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: bossmechanic

Another case of the tail waggin the dog.

It is the 1% that abuse the speed limit that cause the problem. Not the 99% that drive at a reasonable speed (even if it is above the actual limit.)

How does this solve tailgaiting (a bigger accident causer than speeding)?

How does this stop people from zig-zagging in and out of traffic (another bigger accident causer than speeding)?

A police-officer friend told me the biggest cause of accidents in their town was yellow-runners/green-jumpers. Combine people that rush to make that yellow light with someone that takes off the moment the light turns green and you’ve got an accident.


24 posted on 09/18/2008 1:03:22 PM PDT by Brookhaven
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The Department for Transport said that the installation of the technology would be voluntary...

Voluntary today, tomorrow...

25 posted on 09/18/2008 1:17:09 PM PDT by CPOSharky (Blaming CO2 for global warming is like blaming your thermometer for your kid's fever.)
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To: BGHater
Some Brits love their Big Brother technology.
26 posted on 09/18/2008 2:51:06 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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