Re: GPS Car speed control advancing in UK

From: Chuck Kuecker (
Date: Sun Jan 28 2001 - 17:57:50 MST

At 03:36 PM 1/28/01 -0800, you wrote:

>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.

I read a story - either Asimov's or Fantasy and Science Fiction, a few
years ago - a world where all was sweetness and light, with electric
railroads in a one mile grid over the whole continent. No roads as we know
them. The few incorrigibles who desired personal transport had to have
autos built by "sly klunker-makers" (drug pushers?) and the drivers were
shot on sight by good citizens...

Cautionary tale?

Chuck Kuecker

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