My god, I couldn't think of any thing worse then all cars being restricted. How on earth could I get past Doris on her sunday drive with Mavis? And how could I get past the trucks that use my 20 mile route to work even though it's not suitable for trucks that size? What about the tractors? You lot need to have a few trips from Skipton to Harrogate and back. A trip that should take 30 mins legally often takes up to an hour.
It might have changed recently, but I'm sure the 'law' allows you to exceed the stated speed limit for as long as it takes you to safely overtake a slower vehicle, as long as you return to the limit as soon as you pass them. Maybe the restrictors would allow you a quick 10-second burst of speed now and again
Oh no it doesn't! I tried that one with a Traffic Cop a few years ago after I got shafted by, of all things, a Tesco HGV (b*st*rd accelerated as I was overtaking him so yes, I can confirm that they do
go a damn sight faster when they feel like it!).
Three more points and a £300+ fine...
As for all vehicles being restricted; it is the top speed that is limited, acceleration up to that point is unchanged. As I said earlier, my van only does 68 (max speed +10% +2mph) and I still
pass more traffic on the motorways than passes me!
And I don't have to worry about driving around a curve and coming across a camera van on a bridge either