Speed ​​limiters being considered in New York should never happen in New Jersey

The “Nanny State” is considering a “Big Brother” move. A bill that would mandate speed limiters on new vehicles set at the local maximum legal limit is currently under consideration in New York.

The system is called Active Intelligence Speed ​​​​Assistance and uses GPS and traffic sign recognition to determine the limit.

New York State Senate Bill S9528 introduced by Manhattan State Senator Brad Hoylman on August 12 “mandates the use of advanced safety technologies in state vehicles and requires the Motor Vehicle Commissioner to promulgate certain rules and regulations”.

The bill cites a study that shows road deaths could be reduced by up to 20%.

If passed, this bill would affect all vehicles manufactured or registered in New York State as of January 1, 2024. New York City is already conducting a trial with 50 vehicles in the city’s fleet equipped with the ISA system running for 6 months. .

New York City Mayor Eric Adams said in a statement:

“Speed ​​ruins lives, so we must take action to prevent it, and New York City is leading by example by implementing new technology to reduce the speed of vehicles in the city’s fleet.”

In addition to the speed limiter, the bill also calls for mandatory active safety systems such as automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind spot monitors with pedestrian detection, driver drowsiness and even a data event recorder to be mandated on the same date. .

Here’s why they should never do it in New Jersey:

First of all, I don’t need the government to control my car.

There are times when you have to go over the speed limit. The pass comes to mind.

Also, different states have different speed limits. If they started this in 2024 it would take years for all the cars to be totally limited and it would also hurt new car sales in New Jersey because people would be hesitant to buy them because they don’t want the new technology .

I can also see people buying and registering their vehicles out of state. With laws like this, that would be another reason for people who leave to register their vehicle elsewhere, not to come back. As if we didn’t already have enough people leaving New Jersey. It’s laws like this that make me so glad I don’t live in New York.

The views expressed in the above post are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Steve Trevelise only. Follow him on Twitter @realstevetrev.

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