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Happy Hoosier

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166. I won't call him a nut case, but I do think the proposal is utterly foolish.
Tue Apr 16, 2024, 01:23 PM
Apr 16

We could probably save vastly more lives by limiting the speed limit on the freeways to 30 mph. Do you see that working out? I sure don't. I think Mr. Wiener has made a grave miscaluclation about the risk tolerance of most people.

How is this to be implemented? NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #1
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So the government can track your whereabouts. Not going to happen. NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #6
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Yeah, the abortion clinic. mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #16
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Have you ever been some place where you shouldn't have gone? NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #34
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No more calls, please. We already have a winner. NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #40
Technically, Mr. Evil Apr 16 #184
It happens I DO have a problem with that. Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #52
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Because OUR government IS supposed to stay out of OUR business. FoxNewsSucks Apr 16 #85
Are you saying it's your business if you break the maximum speed limit by more than ten mph? Your business if you break Doodley Apr 16 #97
You missed the point. FoxNewsSucks Apr 16 #107
This is ForgedCrank Apr 16 #111
The consitution talks about vehicle speed limits? Doodley Apr 16 #137
That still ForgedCrank Apr 16 #147
I've read it, thank you. I see nowhere that it talks about speed-restructing vehicals. Doodley Apr 16 #156
Well, seeing ForgedCrank Apr 16 #158
Uncalled for! AKwannabe Apr 16 #114
Hard governors on vehicles are dangerous and regressive. Hugin Apr 16 #10
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It's technologically backwards. Hugin Apr 16 #19
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It's impossible to drive at the posted speed limit where speed bumps are present... Hugin Apr 16 #36
agree FHRRK Apr 16 #190
Punishing everyone who wants to drive way beyonf the speed limit and endanger others? Really? Doodley Apr 16 #101
Direct feedback speed limit signs are far more effective. Hugin Apr 16 #128
I lived in England. I was allowed to ride a motorcyle at age 16, that's a year earlier than you can drive a car. Doodley Apr 16 #153
Besides being a non sequitur... Hugin Apr 16 #160
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the governing will be done digitally , probably based on gps data. rampartc Apr 16 #56
And if people don't want government GPS in their vehicle? ripcord Apr 16 #80
Not to mention a privately owned insurance company that has nothing better... Hugin Apr 16 #127
Seems to me a 10-over governor will work about as well as the so-called self-driving cars... brush Apr 16 #185
Intrusive and expensive to implement... Hugin Apr 16 #188
The legislator is well-intentioned but one wonders if he's ever driven a car before... brush Apr 16 #189
Nothing I see that indicates the vehicle will be tracked. LiberalFighter Apr 16 #33
Intrinsically it would have to include tracking technology sarisataka Apr 16 #46
My GPS knows what the speed limit is where I drive. LiberalFighter Apr 16 #50
That is how I assume it would work sarisataka Apr 16 #53
Yes, that or with cameras. ecstatic Apr 19 #215
The problem is that we are told never to trust our GPS ripcord Apr 16 #84
The deivce would have to know where you are... Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #55
Such a device does not necessarily mean Disaffected Apr 16 #75
How else would it work? NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #78
A "GPS" knows your location and speed, Disaffected Apr 16 #95
No, it ForgedCrank Apr 16 #192
Of course the car would have to know Disaffected Apr 16 #193
Any vehicle ForgedCrank Apr 16 #195
Is any of that in the proposed legislation? Disaffected Apr 16 #197
Whatever you ForgedCrank Apr 16 #200
Ok, so you see that the bridge is starting to fall in your rearview mirror Polybius Apr 16 #183
Modern vehicles could be done with software but RubyRose Apr 16 #3
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If California pays for it. Ok. jimfields33 Apr 16 #60
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The buyer pays for it because the cost will be passed on as part of the total cost of the car zeusdogmom Apr 16 #67
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The cost WILL be passed to consumers AKwannabe Apr 16 #118
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Sure. NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #68
Reality the price would go up. jimfields33 Apr 16 #69
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Ok. It will be interesting to see where this goes. jimfields33 Apr 16 #89
The maximum speed present on a speedometer has nothing to do with the top speed of the car. MichMan Apr 16 #210
Thank you. Learn something new everyday here. jimfields33 Apr 17 #211
What colour is the sky in your world? niyad Apr 16 #72
I think it's pretty rainy in that poster's world. FoxNewsSucks Apr 16 #87
You are quite correct. niyad Apr 16 #92
The wedgies are out in force. Hugin Apr 16 #141
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As I have already explained... It's not safer. Hugin Apr 16 #152
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An ironic assertion Torchlight Apr 16 #168
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Interesting jimfields33 Apr 18 #213
Which means the buyer pays for it. Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #163
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Quite so, but new cars are already incredibly expensive... Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #172
I would think a gps speed sensor and attach that to a cruise control.. mitch96 Apr 16 #79
People will revolt against this Johnny2X2X Apr 16 #4
I don't understand why more here don't see this. Arthur_Frain Apr 16 #14
And they will have a great reason to say vanlassie Apr 16 #134
There are times when you need the speed to avoid accidents bucolic_frolic Apr 16 #7
Just one more "smart" device to fail Johonny Apr 16 #9
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The money cost is NEVER immaterial.... Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #63
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Moving the goalpoats? Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #110
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I won't call him a nut case, but I do think the proposal is utterly foolish. Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #166
Exactly, plus they also cause problems Johonny Apr 16 #91
Same here. I had a Chrysler 300M FoxNewsSucks Apr 16 #124
You have very peculiar views about what Democrats stand for. Qutzupalotl Apr 16 #98
Thank you. Well said. The Unmitigated Gall Apr 16 #112
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"If a child's life is saved by this device... saving lives no matter the cost" EX500rider Apr 16 #169
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Most states require private pools to be fenced in, I know Fla does EX500rider Apr 16 #179
I have always wondered why we insist on having cars sarisataka Apr 16 #12
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Interesting turn of a phrase sarisataka Apr 16 #22
What engine do you have in your vehicle, the Toyota Matrix? NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #42
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130 horsepower? That's rather excessive, isn't it? Who needs that much power? mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #62
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So, the same question then, why do you need that much power? mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #82
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So we can trust you to make the right choice. mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #88
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What makes you unique? If we allow you to make that choice, shouldn't we allow others to make that choice too? NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #122
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Good for you. Must we all join your church as well? FoxNewsSucks Apr 16 #104
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I can't imagine the residents of California tolerating this. It's a super bad move for whoever champions it. patphil Apr 16 #17
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People will see this as just another way that government controls their lives. patphil Apr 16 #30
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I'm leary of this because it disabled the ability to react in an emergency. haele Apr 16 #59
This outrage reminds me of anti-masking? As you say, it's to save lives. Nobody should be speeding anyway. Doodley Apr 16 #102
See my post below... sometimes speeding can save lives. NT Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #120
Here's one example from my own life. Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #117
I am glad it worked out for your dad. Google: smoking saved my life. Google: Seatbelt victims. Google: Covid shot death Doodley Apr 16 #145
Yeah, thanks... Those are not even remotely comprable claims. Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #161
As I said, I am very pleased your dad made it. I don't see any human life as a statistic. Do you have anything you would Doodley Apr 16 #174
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It was! Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #162
Enjoy your stay. Nt Fiendish Thingy Apr 16 #20
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Just for the record, what sort of vehicle do you own and operate? NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #23
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And where do you drive it? NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #27
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"Is it cold up there in the moral high ground?" niyad Apr 16 #66
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Thank you for the best laugh I have had this morning. And do, please, niyad Apr 16 #100
If DU awarded a prize for "least self-aware post of the day," I'm sure that one would win it. mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #131
Exactly. niyad Apr 16 #133
How exactly would that work? PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 16 #24
Current generation vehicle automation software Voltaire2 Apr 16 #65
yup my car reads signs with a camera... cool stuff WarGamer Apr 16 #198
"It's for your own good!" dchill Apr 16 #28
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Democrats as castor oil is not a good sell. dchill Apr 16 #38
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great turn of phrase Celerity Apr 16 #123
Well, someone is not convinced. dchill Apr 16 #135
I smell pizza n/t gay texan Apr 16 #57
Now I am hungry. niyad Apr 16 #76
Attempting to complete a pass on a two lane road will be very dangerous. MichMan Apr 16 #31
That Was My First Reaction ProfessorGAC Apr 16 #175
Doubt Biden would want a governor on his Corvette. Silent Type Apr 16 #35
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I'm solid with Biden, but don't see him in a Prius, Chevy Volt, etc. Silent Type Apr 16 #144
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Yet another "bright idea" that would keep me from ever moving to CA. Jirel Apr 16 #39
Could make passing a challenge. Xoan Apr 16 #41
Nope and i'll be one of the first to find a workaound gay texan Apr 16 #44
If this were to pass DetroitLegalBeagle Apr 16 #93
Why stop here...why not limit the speed of all vehicles to the speed limit. CincyDem Apr 16 #48
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Apologies - when you posted this in General Discussion, I didn't realize you intended it to be a CA only discussion. CincyDem Apr 16 #64
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At 47 posts, I thought that might be the case. CincyDem Apr 16 #142
Speed traps will never be eliminated. They're too profitable, FoxNewsSucks Apr 16 #116
I see we're playing Who Wants to Lose Elections? Sympthsical Apr 16 #73
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Sounds really serious Torchlight Apr 16 #96
We'll see if he can convince other Democrats to commit electoral suicide. Happy Hoosier Apr 16 #121
No thanks.. I have needed to go beyond that to prevent serious accidents... Chakaconcarne Apr 16 #74
Please give an example. Thank you. Doodley Apr 16 #105
Plenty of examples in Posts Above. marked50 Apr 16 #149
Not a chance in Hell that this becomes law. MineralMan Apr 16 #103
There appears to be a law in Texas that requires everyone walkingman Apr 16 #106
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This is playing right into the hands of the RW attempts to universalise the false slur that all Dems are nanny staters Celerity Apr 16 #113
Not so false if we have enough morons to pass this The Mouth Apr 23 #216
God forbid I have enough time to change lanes for my exit before someone going 100 mph creams me passing on the right. NoSheep Apr 16 #115
If someone is having to pass you on the right you were in the wrong lane EX500rider Apr 16 #178
You could name the Bill... "Democrats never win another election again act of 2024" WarGamer Apr 16 #119
yep Celerity Apr 16 #125
yep Celerity Apr 16 #126
Yeah, this is bullshit SpankMe Apr 16 #138
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My SUV has a device that takes control Arne Apr 16 #157
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Or, raise the fine for speeding intrepidity Apr 16 #143
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And this how ebbie15644 Apr 16 #151
This outrage reminds me of the fight against smoking laws, gun laws, seatbelt laws, motorbike helmet laws. Doodley Apr 16 #164
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The JustAnotherGen Apr 16 #176
Thsts going too far, that is why people doc03 Apr 16 #177
Why have an F150 EV with 1000 hp that does 0-60 in 4 seconds when you doc03 Apr 16 #196
Known in cities as "Carjackers' Prey" bucolic_frolic Apr 16 #180
This is a terrible idea and not mainly because of civil liberties. It's terrible because it won't work. localroger Apr 16 #181
Okay, but other than that, what do you think of it? NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #201
Well other than that... NutmegYankee Apr 16 #205
Hahahaha. Terrific one-liner. I first heard it from my introductory chemistry instructor. mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #206
Fuck that shit Polybius Apr 16 #182
So a 20 year old college student is fleeing a rapist.... FHRRK Apr 16 #186
Idiotic idea. Here's a better plan FoxNewsSucks Apr 16 #187
As much as I HATE speeders, this is utterly stupid. Ferrets are Cool Apr 16 #191
What the eff? Is this the Onion? SYFROYH Apr 16 #194
It was a kind of plant. NT mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #203
Well, this thread is certainly entertaining! A HERETIC I AM Apr 16 #199
Nearly everyone sized up the OP right away as a plant. It looked like one of James O'Keefe's less successful new hires. mahatmakanejeeves Apr 16 #202
LOL.... A HERETIC I AM Apr 16 #207
This is the worst bill I have ever seen proposed. NutmegYankee Apr 16 #204
Unless the CA is going to provide free internet access for all vehicles made after 2026, this is not going to end well krawhitham Apr 16 #208
Scott Wiener tired of being flipped off and honked at for driving 10 under the speed limit in the fast lane Hotler Apr 16 #209
Why stop there? Captain Stern Apr 17 #212
To be honest, I'm a little worried that legislators in California ecstatic Apr 19 #214
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