Cars must be built to beep at speeding drivers in California under new bill

The California senate passed legislation that would require all new cars sold or manufactured in the Golden State to beep at drivers and visually alert them when they exceed the speed limit.

Known as passive Intelligent Speed Assistance, the technology will alert drivers if they exceed the speed limit by greater than 10 miles per hour. 

“Research has shown that this does have an impact in getting people to slow down, particularly since some people don’t realize how fast that their car is going,” said state Sen. Scott Wiener, a Democrat from San Francisco and the bill’s author. 

In 2021, the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration estimated that 10% of all car crashes were due to speeding. In California, 35% of traffic fatalities were speeding-related, the second highest in the country. 

“These deaths are preventable,
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