DRIVERS could be forced to have their cars fitted with technology which keeps them within the speed limit under new EU rules.
The proposed new measures would see vehicles fitted with a system which is capable of detecting speed limits and automatically applying the brakes if the limit is exceeded.
The new road safety rules, aimed at reducing the number of people who die on European roads each year, have been announced by the European Commission’s Mobility and Transport Department.
However, Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said he opposes the move and is “keen to resist it”.
If the regulations are put into place, it means no cars in Britain will be able to drive faster than 70mph.
The Intelligent Speed Authority (ISA) technology can use satellites which beam limits automatically to cars from a database or cameras which are able to read road signs.
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