Democratic California state Sen. Scott Wiener is already notorious for defending perverse drag shows for kids and pornography in schools. Now he is in the headlines for proposing a law that would limit vehicles to no more than 10 mph over the speed limit.
In short, all vehicles manufactured or sold in the state would be limited in how fast they may be driven.
If there was ever any doubt, the nanny state in Democratic California is alive and kicking.
The measure reads, “Commencing with the 2027 model year, every passenger vehicle, motortruck and bus manufactured or sold in the state shall be equipped with an intelligent speed limiter system.”
The proposal is for the system to “operate passively and…only be capable of being temporarily disabled by the driver of the vehicle.”
GPS technology would be utilized to determine the specific location of the vehicle and set the maximum speed. The system would not apply to emergency vehicles.
🟦 In California – as supported by Scott Wiener @Scott_Wiener (yes him) – a proposal to limit you from driving more than 10 mph over the speed limit.
— Resist CBDC (@Resist_CBDC) January 25, 2024
Weiner justified his proposal by citing the “alarming surge in road deaths” on California highways. He further noted that California Highway Patrol issued over 3,000 tickets in 2020 for drivers going over 100 mph on a public road.
The Democrat’s office noted the National Safety Transportation Board consistently recommends installation of these “speed governors” on all vehicles.
It also cited the new requirement in the European Union beginning in July. All vehicles must be governed by one of these devices.
Further, S.B. 961 would require trucks and trailers be equipped with side guards to prevent cars and motorcycles from being crushed under the large vehicles in an accident.
The bill stipulates that the guards must be installed on any truck or trailer weighing more than 10,000 pounds. These accessories must be able to withstand a crash from any angle and any speed up to 40 mph.
The U.S. overall saw a 19% increase in traffic fatalities from 2019 to 2022. California experienced a 22% increase in these deaths during the same period, and Wiener declared this is a “commonsense approach.”
A second traffic bill, S.B. 960, would fund physical improvements to encourage safety on the state’s infrastructure.