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The army had governors on their vehicles, when we in REME serviced them we found that was the most tampered with part of the vehicle, they often broke down due to drivers fiddling with the mechanism.

Royal Mail did similar on the postmen's vans.

I suspect that if all cars were restricted there would soon be a black economy in getting around it.

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mickthemaverick wrote:
03 Feb 2021, 11:19
That would be something like this then bobins? :-D

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To be frank that was a perfectly adequate car for the needs of most.

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I recall one of the usual TV Police programs where they had found a lorry cab unit that had had the tachometer modified so it could be turned off. Several consequences of this modification was that the governor stopped working as did the speedometer and milometer. When the Police took it onto the motorway (escorted by a couple of Police cars) and opened her up (after triggering the mod) the driver was startled when, at one point, an escort car radioed that they were now travelling at 100MPH!

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Or if you'd prefer to stay true to the FCF then your dreams could be fulfilled at the weekend sale at Mathewsons:


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Gibbo2286 wrote:
03 Feb 2021, 11:21
The army had governors on their vehicles, when we in REME serviced them we found that was the most tampered with part of the vehicle, they often broke down due to drivers fiddling with the mechanism.

Royal Mail did similar on the postmen's vans.

I suspect that if all cars were restricted there would soon be a black economy in getting around it.
These days the amount of information transport managers/ management have on the driving behaviour of their employees, via telemetrics in the vehicles, and pda's carried in the course of the job etc means that evidence which can result in warnings and potential dismissal is easily gathered. No real need for those "How's my Driving Phone......." notices these days for someone who runs a fleet.

Not just speed limits being exceeded in company vehicles/ harsh braking/cornering/excessive revs/ acceleration up through the gears etc etc.

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bobins wrote:
03 Feb 2021, 11:03
'd buy it !
So would I... In fact my Saxo meets that criteria quite nicely :)

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Right place for this. The categories of autonomous driving. In the UK the important legislation is this

Automated and Electric Vehicles Act 2018


The Secretary of State is required to produce a list of approved Automated Vehicles. Currently that list is empty, so level 3 of autonomous driving is not legal on UK roads.
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1 Listing of automated vehicles by the Secretary of State
(1) The Secretary of State must prepare, and keep up to date, a list of all motor vehicles that—

(a) are in the Secretary of State’s opinion designed or adapted to be capable, in at least some circumstances or situations, of safely driving themselves, and
(b) may lawfully be used when driving themselves, in at least some circumstances or situations, on roads or other public places in Great Britain.
(2) The list may identify vehicles—
(a) by type,
(b) by reference to information recorded in a registration document issued under regulations made under section 22 of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994, or
(c) in some other way.
(3) The Secretary of State must publish the list when it is first prepared and each time it is revised.
Only 1, and 2 currently "legal" on UK Roads, 3 is on its way with Automatic Lane Keeping System (ALKS) probably this year.
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If you want an antidote to Self Driving cars, try this bit of proper driving, 12 gears to select, long levers to pull, and stalks to push, large horizontal steering wheel to wrestle with, and a big two-stroke diesel needing a decent rev.

https://www.frenchcarforum.co.uk/forum/ ... 99#p678399