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    All cars must have tracking devices to cut road deaths, says EU - Telegraph

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    I'd be more interested in a tracking device that alerted me when an incompetent driver was approaching the same intersection.

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    That would go well in australia if it works on the mobile phone networks
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    My 2CV already does.

    Its called a numberplate and whenever I break the speed limit, the bastards track me down and issue a fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WLB View Post
    I'd be more interested in a tracking device that alerted me when an incompetent driver was approaching the same intersection.

    That would be totally redundant because it would be on constant alert and your brain would tune it out bringing you back to the normal state.

    Besides, my big brother has a much nicer car and he wouldn't get in mine no matter what.
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    Das computermachine is nicht fur gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitssparken. Ist nicht fur gewerken bei das dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen hands in das pockets-relaxen und watch das blinkenlights.

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    Some Australian Insurers are now offering cheaper insurance if you allow them to access your car on board computer after an accident.

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    Quote Originally Posted by driven View Post
    Some Australian Insurers are now offering cheaper insurance if you allow them to access your car on board computer after an accident.
    Done! I want to watch them trying to plug into the ID19, CX turbo or Range rover
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    Icon14 Let the nanny states employees and politicians trial them FIRST.

    Ho hum, the Buick I drove in the US years ago had a device like that fitted, but then it was voluntary, it gave you a nice lady to talk to in any emergency and the same ability to track and report if the occupants weren't able to speak.

    Nothing new except the nanny state "everyone shall have them" so we can track you, bill you or whatever, Police will love them, easy to process infringements, collect money, do not pass go and pay $200 into the police amenities fund.

    Just another thing that criminals will be able to disable and exploit. Mr and Mrs average, will end up with the rough end of the pineapple, with ever increasing oversight to catch the criminals that never get caught.

    Should trial the systems first on all government cars and politicians in particular, a five year period should be enough to get the whole thing quietly put away in a dusty drawer.

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    I have a similar view on police Tasers - nobody to be issued with one without first being shot by one.
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    Why the discrimination against handguns?

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    An emergency call device was fitted in the past two Cits we leased in France. A red button in the overhead console, that I understand picks up signal from whichever mobile network it can and dials 112 - the international emergency number. This service is functional on any mobile device even if no active SIM is installed. Therefore this means a very basic mobile (cellular) phone device is part of the car's entertainment system.

    Agree re making pollies do a five year test first - especially Comcars with a setting for "driving into local vineyard at lunchtime".
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    What's a comcar?

    And how will these tracking devices stop people being stupid?

    Our cars have been rear ended three times. Every time stationary, every time the other driver was insured with Allianz. There you go. Ban people insured with Allianz from driving. Job done.
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    Das computermachine is nicht fur gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitssparken. Ist nicht fur gewerken bei das dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen hands in das pockets-relaxen und watch das blinkenlights.

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    So, the the dept of finance is providing chauffeur services?
    ACHTUNG ALLES LOOKENPEEPERS

    Das computermachine is nicht fur gefingerpoken und mittengrabben. Ist easy schnappen der springenwerk, blowenfusen und poppencorken mit spitssparken. Ist nicht fur gewerken bei das dummkopfen. Das rubbernecken sightseeren keepen hands in das pockets-relaxen und watch das blinkenlights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schlitzaugen View Post
    So, the the dept of finance is providing chauffeur services?
    All the federal MPs get a chauffeured car service throughout Australia, apparently some commonwealth judges and retired politicians had access too!
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    Oink! Oink!
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    Most criminals get an armed escort, even though they are often in charge of a lot less money than the politicians.

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