Testing speed limiters for repeat offenders

24th October 2011, Comments 0 comments

Drivers in the Dutch provinces of North and South Holland have been taking part in government trials of a speed limiter for cars.

The system, known as Intelligent Speed Adaptation, goes into operation when the vehicle is detected exceeding the speed limit and either takes control or gives the driver a warning signal.

The Transport Ministry selected 60 volunteers for the trials. A spokesperson said: “We did check to see whether they were speed demons.”

The trials are primarily technical - to see whether the limiter works and whether it could be installed in the cars of repeat offenders to increase road safety.

The idea of fitting cars with a speed limiter was first put forward in 2008. The current transport minister launched the trials of the ISA system in February this year.

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