Posted by Phil Andrews
A man recently identified by Wellington County OPP as its 'Speeder of the Week' has emailed suggesting that speed limiters should be installed on all Canadian vehicles.
He further suggested that perhaps the reason this hasn't been done is because the state wishes to protect the revenue it receives through fines issued to ticketed and convicted speeders.
He argues if this is the case it amounts to a criminal racket. Alas, the emailer refused to be identified as part of a possible story on these notions. He suggests his insurance rates might soar if such an item were published.
He has since been convicted of street racing.
Here is a portion of his email:"Through this whole process I questioned every aspect. Why are our vehicles even capable of speeds over the speed limit when we have the technology now to enforce proper maximum speeds at all posted signs with transponder technology. Transport trucks have been limited to 105 kilometres an hour since 2009. The Judge told me today that this technology is in force in Argentina where she is from.
I question, Is it because the revenue generation for the police force, insurance and government bodies over the safety of the citizens of Ontario and Canada?
Why don't we have the option of having speed limiters in our vehicles that would ensure a possible lower insurance rate?
Here was the definition of an illegal racket back in March on wikipedia (wikipedia being a citizen - no special interest operated site):
TRADITIONALLY, the word racket is used to describe a business (or syndicate) that is based on the example of the PROTECTION RACKET and indicates a belief that it is engaged in the sale of a solution to a problem that the institution itself creates or perpetuates, with the specific intent to engender continual patronage.
Enforcing speed limiters would also be an emissions benefit to the environment and this is what is required utmost in the wake of increased natural disaster i.e. Calgary and Toronto which is only the beginning."