Which brings me to my second rant.. car manufacturers. For the same reasons.. in the US, there is no state that allows you to exceed 65mph that I'm aware of, and yet domestic cars are sold with the ability to go 120mph plus. Sure, you can jam your foot on the pedal and go as fast as you want.. but you're breaking the law. I wonder how many unnecessary injuries and deaths could be prevented if cars simply could not exceed the maximum speed limit, unless modified third-party? [...]
For one thing, Montana allows any speed (during daytime), providing it is "reasonable and prudent", and Arizona has 75mph speed limit.
Second, special tracks exist, where people pay money for several laps of driving fast (such as Thunderhill in Illinois and Laguna Seca in California).
Third, cars are speed limited. For instance, Dodge Neon is limited to 118mph, which is the rating of its stock Goodyear Eagle tires, coincidently.
Bite me, stinking Nazi.
About five years ago, a guy was driving a back street at 25mph (according to police investigation), when a 3 year old boy sat on a skateboard and rolled from inclined driveway across the street in Newark, CA. Plop, plop. So, let's install PCM limiting cars to 10mph. That sure will cut on unnecessary death, right?
Goverment can do a lot of paternalistic shit to reduce "unnecessary" injury and death. In the process, the life becomes a living hell.