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Just an idea. But how come they don't come up with a regulation, or a law that prohibits a vehicle driven by a 16yr old driver newbie, or any first time driver, to not be able to go past a given speed limit? Like create a speed inhibitor or governor that limits a person to drive only 55, or whatever the states max speed limit is. Seems like ALOT of kids like to drive faster than 80 nowadays, wether they borrowed the keys from mom and dad or have their own car. Make the parents held completely accountable if they let their kid borrow the keys to their 'unregulated' car.
So, if any car within' the family is to be driven by your kid who just got his license, that vehicle must have a speed governor at a much lower speed than what the vehicle is capable. Lift off the limit when they hit 18 or 20, only after another driver's test. By that time maybe they'd appreciate on how powerful or dangerous a car really can be.
I believe they should make special 'classes', for example that all people should be required to take a driver's class and course if they want to drive a fast car of any kind, such as an SRT4, wrx, porsche, etc. Make a subdivision, so not any person can just jump into one, or something rather large like a suburban without having taken the appropriate course.



Modified by Code-7 at 4:57 PM 7-13-2003
 

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Re: Just an idea concerning first time/young drivers. (Code-7)

1. imagine merging onto the highway speed governed to 55.
2. the only way that i can really see making this work is making all ignition systems across all manufacturers one generic piece... every time you gain a new lisence your personal key is coded to allow you up to a new speed, or every time you buy a new car your key is reprogrammed to activate the ignition system of the car you just bought.
otherwise, how are you going to keep the speed limiter for your son Jim working, if jim decides to take moms car insted of dads car out for the night?
it's a good idea, but there are major hurtles that will just never be overcome to implement a system like this.
 
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