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New California Law Would Mandate Speeding Alerts in Every Vehicle​

The proposed law would require all new cars to include a device that will chime and give visual cues to drivers when they exceed the speed limit.


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The Hill reports that the California Senate has passed Bill 961, which was authored by Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco). The bill mandates that all new cars manufactured or sold in California be equipped with “passive speed governors,” referred to as " intelligent speed assistance systems." Unlike the electronic limiters that physically limit a vehicle’s speed, SB 691's proposed intelligent speed assistance system would "utilizes a brief, one-time visual and audio signal to alert the driver each time they exceed the speed limit by more than 10 miles per hour."



Most modern cars are already equipped with speed governors that cap them off at around 120 mph or 155 mph, which is still really fast. The limiting is generally done via software in a car’s ECU, but the limiter is set so high that it doesn't do much to stop people from speeding. The law California law, as written, would take things a step further, and could have wide-reaching implications.
******’s office says his Bill builds off “similar requirements” that are going to effect in the European Union starting in July. The office also notes that the Bill was authored based on recommendations from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB), American Academy of Pediatrics, and AAA.
“California, like the nation as a whole, is seeing a horrifying spike in traffic deaths, with thousands of drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians dying each year on our roads,” said Senator Wiener. “These deaths are preventable, and they’re occurring because of policy choices to tolerate dangerous roads. The evidence is clear: Rising levels of dangerous speeding are placing all Californians in danger, and by taking prudent steps to improve safety, we can save lives. I thank my colleagues for their support.”
It's worth noting that the E.U.'s regulations mandate a system known as Intelligent Speed Assistance, which "is required to work with the driver and not to restrict his/her possibility to act in any moment during driving. The driver is always in control and can easily override the ISA system." The text of SB 691 doesn't mention any possibility of the driver overriding the system, although it does state that the requirement wouldn't apply to emergency vehicles and the like.

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A speed-limiting feature is already present on many European cars that are sold in America like BMW, Mercedes, and Volvo. They can be turned off by the user quite easily in settings menus, although sometimes the driver has to manually turn it off every time they start the vehicle as it will reset to being on by default. These systems usually use a camera that can read traffic signs, GPS data, or both to know what the local speed limit is so that it can warn you accordingly.
The Bill passed in the Senate 22-13 and will now move to the Assembly where it has to pass by August 31, 2024. If the Bill is passed in the Assembly, it would go into effect in 2032 with a 50 percent phase-in by 2029.

In other controversial news, California is considering ditching its gas tax in favor of a per-mile tax that would be imposed on all vehicles including EVs. Caltrans is running a pilot program right now to test the viability of the system.
 

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Keep removing people's freedoms and they will eventually get fed up and leave.

It's already happening in California. High taxes, high cost of living and a draconian ********* like state government.

Nice place to visit but I would never want to live there.
 

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The proposed law would require all new cars to include a device that will chime and give visual cues to drivers when they exceed the speed limit.

I lived in Qatar for 2 years and that was a law then, except it wasn't a one time alert. It just dinged constantly. You could still speed, and everyone did, you just had to turn up your radio. It was also well before any sort of gps monitoring, so it was just set to the maximum speed limit in the country, it had no idea if you were doing highway speeds in a neighborhood.

California is awesome. It's the Californians who ruin it.
 

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what they should put in all vehicles is an emergency alert signal to tell you when an ambulance, fire truck, or cop is appraoching. too many people do not pull over, or have their radios on too loud.

just my opinion
 

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what they should put in all vehicles is an emergency alert signal to tell you when an ambulance, fire truck, or cop is appraoching. too many people do not pull over, or have their radios on too loud.

just my opinion
Don't give them any ideas
 

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what they should put in all vehicles is an emergency alert signal to tell you when an ambulance, fire truck, or cop is approaching.

My truck already has that.
 
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