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EU plans to fit all cars with speed limiters

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EU plans to fit all cars with speed limiters
All cars could be fitted with devices that stop them going over 70mph, under new EU road safety measures which aim to cut deaths from road accidents by a third.

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All cars could be fitted with speed limiters under new EU proposals Photo: ALAMY

By Claire Carter

8:49AM BST 01 Sep 2013

Under the proposals new cars would be fitted with cameras that could read road speed limit signs and automatically apply the brakes when this is exceeded.

Patrick McLoughlin, the Transport Secretary, is said to be opposed to the plans, which could also mean existing cars are sent to garages to be fitted with the speed limiters, preventing them from going over 70mph.

The new measures have been announced by the European Commission

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Will never happen in the UK

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Why dont they just take our brains out then...

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Volkswagen, Audi and Mercedes CEOs are going to call Angela Merkel and the german government answer will be a big resounding 'Nein'

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People have been spouting this crap since the 80s

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Update from the official EU blog (link below): Reports of

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The irony of all of this would have been then fact that british motorways are among the safest roads in Britain, it's local back roads, or rabbit runs that have the higher accident/fatality rates

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