Thursday, December 15, 2005

Attention, Wisconsin Capitol Ninny Squad

The perfect Christmas gift for the Capitol Ninny Squad (Pedro Colon, D-Infantile, Leader):

Canadian auto regulators are testing a system that would enforce speed limits by making it harder to push down the car's gas pedal once the speed limit is passed, according to a newspaper report.

The system being tested by Transport Canada, the Canadian equivalent of the U.S. Department of Transportation, uses a global positioning satellite device installed in the car to monitor the car's speed and position. If the car begins to significantly exceed the speed limit for the road on which it's travelling the system responds by making it harder to depress the gas pedal, according to a story posted on the Toronto Globe and Mail's Website.

No mention whether the system will be installed in State of Wisconsin-owned vehicles and disable the auto when a DUI driver enters the car.

Evidently Transport Canada has never heard of "passing," wherein a vehicle accelerates beyond the speed limit to get past lethargic Government-payroll employees who are, after all, on the clock and don't really have to get anyplace.

HT: Bainbridge


steveegg said...

Time to strengthen that right leg and replace the lead foot with a depleted uranium one :-)

Disgruntled Car Salesman said...

If that isn't big brother, I don't know what is.