It could soon be impossible to drive more than 70mph in a new car in the UK past 2022, thanks to an EU ruling.
All new cars could soon be fitted with special devices to automatically make them keep to the speed limit after new EU rules were provisionally agreed. Intelligent speed assistance is one of a raft of safety measures set to become mandatory in European vehicles after the plans were given approval by the European Commission.
Charities have long campaigned for a lowering of speed limits to 20mph in built up areas.
And road safety charity Brake described the 70mph limit as a “landmark day for road safety”, though the AA said the “best speed limiter is the driver’s right foot”.
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