Re: GPS Car speed control advancing in UK

From: Spike Jones (
Date: Sun Jan 28 2001 - 16:36:04 MST

> wrote:
> >
> > Ugh - I read this with dread. As someone who has always gotten pleasure out
> > of high-performance cars (and other machines) (see:
> >, I sincerely hope this kind of
> > technology WILL be used to improve the safety and reliability of autos and
> > other transportation technology, but that it won't tempt the nannies to
> > castrate high-performance cars.

Greg we could turn the considerable political force of the greens
against such a proposal thus:

1. As time goes by, auto tech advances and cars get cleaner.

2. Older cars now make most of the air pollution.

3. If the speed-nannies castrate modern cars, then the old
beaters with huge dirty unfettered engines will suddenly take on
new popularity, perhaps with the result of having junkyards
raided to resurrect the old chaps that would otherwise have
been recycled into bridge railings.


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