Posted on Aug 30, 2017

Does the Report Have Any Suggestions for Curbing Speeding?

Yes. The NTSB report suggests two high tech solutions to reducing speeding. These are:

  • Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE): This technology is similar to red light cameras, but it instead catches speeders.
  • Intelligent Speed Adaptation: This refers to technology installed in your car that either warns you when you are exceeding the speed limit or prevents your vehicle from traveling over a certain speed.

ASE systems face the same public criticism as red-light cameras. People object to private vendors who supply the cameras receiving compensation for the number of tickets created. And investigations have unmasked some local governments for setting up these cameras in “speed traps” and generating a significant portion of their budget through the use of these ASE cameras. Congress prohibits state and local governments from using federal money to buy, use, or maintain ASE systems.

With Intelligent Speed Adaptation technology, your car comes equipped with technology that will either warn you when you are speeding or keep you from driving over a certain speed. Unlike speeding cameras, you pay for the equipment that monitors or controls your speed. Anticipating public resistance, the NTSB recommends that manufacturers embed this technology in new cars, to make these cars more appealing to car buyers.

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