5-speed listening (Speed Limiters - Level 1)

Europe's cars to have speed limiters






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All cars in Europe will soon have technology to limit their speed. The cars will have speed limiter systems from 2022. There are other things that cars will have, like breathalyzers that won't allow driving if the driver has drunk too much. Cars will also have advanced emergency braking, a data recorder, a drowsiness monitor, and reversing sensors. Around 25,000 people die each year on Europe's roads. The new safety systems will cut road deaths.

There has been mixed reaction. Some people agree with the features, others disagree. The EU said: "We can have the same kind of impact as when safety belts [and airbags] were first introduced." The safety features could save up to 10,500 lives by 2030. Many drivers are unhappy. A British driver said he didn't want data recorders in his car because that was like Big Brother was watching him.

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