In some countries, you pull that triple digit nonsense, they arrest you on felony charges and confiscate your car.... And, you don't get it back.Well I have noticed lately since the whole defund the police movement (don't care how people feel about bad policy, public safety is more important than feelings), there are way more high number speeders. I also see memos from the state police on how they picked up people doing well over triple digits and they cant seem to make an impact. Unfortunately universal, consistent and fair enforcement is the only way to get it to stop.
My prior daily driver (2008 Mazda 3) was electronically governed at 115MPH. There were more RPMs in 5th gear to be had but past ~80 MPH it just wasn't very exciting watching the speedo slowly climb to then bounce off of the 115 tick mark.I think in the US the top line accord was limited to 125, but they may have dropped it to just over 100. In Germany, it can do almost 150. Even the base model in the US is good for over 100 (almost 120 without limiter). It does not appear the limiter is very hard to over ride. Even ~20 years ago you could get a 240hp V6 in the Accord. That is good for probably 140mph without a limiter.
I would rather restructure traffic enforcement laws around safety than the present arrangement onI would rather have higher tightly enforced speed limits, that the current lower laxly and inconsistently enforced speed limits. I expect the safety would be higher too.
I agree, but there are only so many cops, and speed cameras are easily defeated with obstructed plates. What i think needs to be done, is to allow ordinary drives report reckless driving (with good proof/video) to insurance companies, so they rase rates of those who drive like idiots. it would be much better deterrent, everyone has a cell phone or a dashcams these days, some cams record gps speed and location. that would have much greater impact on safetyI would rather restructure traffic enforcement laws around safety than the present arrangement on
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That is not right, I had 3 accords, got them all brand new, in sound condition, they hit 90 and you do not even feel it, you only realize you are going too fast when you look at speedo. same thing with pilot and passport, American cars otoh, i had a half a dozen of them, regardless of age, and condition, they start shaking their front ends at 70, and by 80 it feels dangerous to drive that fast. Gm was the worst. The only American car that i had that drove smooth at those speeds was Chrysler LHS. Imo it had the best suspension of all domestic cars i drove....... Now a Honda Accord can only go about 90mph ...........