Max Speed 101mph: speed restrictors may soon be on the way
Here is a BBC Report about reducing CO2 emissions. This is not a question of introducing speed limits throughout Europe but of limiting the maximum possible speed of cars throughout Europe - to just 162km/h or 101mph. So, maybe in a few years time, you will be able to buy a Ferrari/Maserati/Aston with a top speed of only 100mph! Can't see that going down well anywhere but especially not in Germany, where you are currently allowed to go as quickly as you'd like on certain roads and can actually make use of the power of these cars!
"The European Parliament is going to be asked to beef up plans to fight global warming by stopping cars pumping out so much carbon dioxide.
The European Commission came up with its own idea for the laws in February and since then I've been trying to track what is happening to this proposed law, which will affect how we drive all over Europe. I've had a sneak preview of the report that the debate will be based on. It's written by the Lib Dem MEP Chris Davies, who is what is known in the jargon as the "rapporteur" on the proposal.
He wants to ban cars from doing over 101mph... that's 162km/h. (It's based on 25% more than the average upper speed limit.) Only military, emergency and police cars would be exempt from the law, which would come into force in four years' time. It would also be made illegal for adverts to boast about cars being able to go faster than the national speed limit.
He'll be asking the parliament to back his suggestion of a law making the average emission 120g from 2015, and not allowing any new car to go on the market if it produces more than double that, which would really hit the posh sports car market. And he wants a further tightening to just 95g by 2020.
One of the big questions in this whole debate is how to punish offenders. The report comes up with the idea of fining manufacturers who break the limits."
Everybody stay calm. Don't panic. It's just the end of the world. It'll be all right, as long as we all keep chanting.