All new cars sold Europe from 2022 will have technology to limit their speed. New safety rules the European Union will require new cars to have "intelligent speed assistance" systems. These will be standard equipment cars, just seatbelts and airbags. There are other things that cars will be fitted . All cars will have breathalyzers that won't allow driving if the driver has drunk too much alcohol. Cars must also have advanced emergency braking, a built- data recorder, drowsiness and distraction monitoring, and sensors to help when reversing. The EU said 25,000 people are killed each year Europe's roads. Most accidents are caused human error. The new safety systems will reduce road deaths.
There has been mixed reaction to the new safety features. Some people agree them, while others disagree. The EU said the features would make driving a lot safer. It said: "With the new advanced safety features...we can have the same kind impact as when safety belts were first introduced." It added that the new safety features could save to 10,500 lives and avoid to 60,000 serious injuries the year 2030. Many drivers are unhappy the technology. They say it could make roads more dangerous because driving requires human judgment. One British driver said he didn't want data recorders his car because that was Big Brother was watching him.