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Senate bill would require ‘speed limiters’ in most vehicles by 2024: Would it be legal?

Speeding could be a thing of the past in New York.

Officials are considering a bill that would require manufacturers to put speed limiters in new vehicles that would track with the local, allowable limit.

The system would use GPS and traffic sign recognition technology to determine the speed limit.

Senate Bill S9528 was introduced by State Senator Brad Holman on August 12, and if passed, would require any vehicle manufacturers ore registered in the state of New York to be fitted with the system by January 1, 2024.

Studies on the technology suggest that it could reduce traffic fatalities by as much as 20%.

The bill also calls for more safety systems in all vehicles, such as automatic emergency braking, active lane control, blind-spot monitors with pedestrian detection, driver drowsiness detection, and data event recorder – similar to a black box found in an aircraft.

Even if passed, implementation could be a challenge. Safety standards in new vehicles is monitored at the federal level. So, executing on this bill could prove difficult.

Categories: New York StateNews