In the latest in a long line of deeply draconian legislation, the EU has called for all cars to be fitted with a device that will apply the brakes if the driver drifts over their nation’s respective speed limit.
Under the new proposals, all new cars would have a built-in camera that would monitor limits displayed on road signs and a satellite link that would gather data. This information would then trigger an automatic application of the brake if the vehicle is driving too fast. Thus no car in the United Kingdom would be able to drive faster than the British motorway speed limit of 70mph.
Moreover, vehicles that are already on the road may be forced to return to a garage to be fitted with this Orwellian gizmo.