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MP wants speed limiters for cars too
Tuesday 2nd September 2008.

MP wants speed limiters for cars too

Todayís Trucking Jack Meli September 2, 2008

OTTAWA -- If truck engines can be governed, then why not cars as well? Thatís what Scarborough, Ont. Liberal MP Jim Karygiannis wants to know.

A former parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Transport, Karygiannis recently introduced a private members bill that would require electronic speed limiters set at 150 km/h on passenger vehicles manufactured after Jan. 1, 2010, according to the Midland Free Press.

While the proposed threshold is still 40 or 50 km/h higher than most posted highway speed limits in Canada, Karygiannis said he chose 150 km/h because thatís the speed that authorizes police to confiscate vehicles.

"Why does anyone need a car that goes over 150 when you canít go that fast or you lose your car," Karygiannis told Land Line, the official publication of the Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA).

In order for his bill to be heard in Ottawa, Karygiannis said he needs to convince the Conservative speaker of the House to allow debate.

Karygiannis admitted that there is not much support at this moment.