The Editors

  • From The Editors is a blog written by Guelph Mercury editors and newsroom staff. It's a mix of personal observations, behind-the-scenes views at this newspaper and a conversation starting point for residents of Guelph and Wellington County.

    Phil Andrews - managing editor
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July 19, 2013

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Launa_k

My vehicle already comes with that technology, it's called common sense. Limiting car speeds to 105k per hour won't stop people from speeding in residential areas.

Ian Chovil

You pay a few fines and you slow down. There's no point to speeding in Guelph or Wellington County. There are too many traffic lights in Guelph for those high powered cars. I have 0 tolerance for speeders. Where do they think they are going to? Their next traffic ticket, basically.

Jim

Doesn't anyone else find it absolutely ironic that the perpetrator who posted the email has been convicted of street racing? That means he was driving 50km above the speed limit?????? What he can't control himself so we should control it for him? I question his common sense.

Jjjagt

I am unsure how this would be of use in areas other then major highways. How would the device know whether I am in a 40km/h zone or a 100km/h zone?

Tim

Phil, you're paranoid. What is wrong with any reasonable method of keeping drivers within the speed limit?

Jakob Rohrbach

@Jjiagt - It is possible for a transponder to interact with speed signs in the localized vicinities of different posted speeds.

To Launa K - 'My vehicle already comes with that technology, it's called common sense. Limiting car speeds to 105k per hour won't stop people from speeding in residential areas.'

Really common sense has been working so well for how many years Launa with so many people fined - time for change.

Moreover a drastic cut to C02 emissions needs to take place as C02 levels are a 1,000,000 year peak and we're going to our tipping point, it's time we start thinking in this regard. For the sake and true safety of everyone on the environment front and road safety front.

Jim it is ironic, much of this world is.

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