United Kingdom cars set to adopt speed warning devices under new European Union laws

All new cars to be fitted with mandatory speed limiters from 2022 under shock EU rules

Every new vehicle in the European Union could be fitted with speed limiting devices - known as intelligent speed assistance technology (ISA) - starting in 2022 under new rules provisionally approved by the European Commission, the BBC reports.

The political agreement has yet to be formally approved by the European Parliament and Council.

The rules, which also mandate crash data recorders and reversing cameras, were hailed by safety advocates.

For trucks and buses: specific requirements to improve the direct vision of bus and truck drivers and to remove blind spots, and systems at the front and side of the vehicle to detect and warn of vulnerable road users, especially when making turns.

The Commission is also pitching the safety features as a stepping-stone toward a future of fully-automated vehicles. It can automatically limit the car's speed, but it does not automatically apply the brakes to ensure compliance - instead, it limits engine power.

"Motor insurers support measures aimed at improving road safety", a spokesman for the Association of British Insurers told Yahoo Finance UK.

These new rules will also apply to the United Kingdom vehicle industry, whatever happens with Brexit.

The European Commission believes that the new rules, if adopted, will prevent 25,000 deaths and 140,000 serious injuries every year. These measures will provide the biggest leap forward for road safety this century, perhaps even since the introduction of the seat belt.

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Brake's director of campaigns, Joshua Harris, explained: "This is a landmark day for road safety". Due to European Parliamentary elections in May - this process could still take several more months.

"The mandatory introduction of the seatbelt was one, and the first European Union minimum crash safety standards, agreed in 1998, was another".

Europe's Parliament says 'the equipment could reduce fatalities on EU roads by 20%' and Róża Thun, a Polish member of the European Parliament said 'this will not only make us safer, but also help drivers to avoid speeding tickets'.

This pushback has led to legislators from the European Parliament and the 28 national EU governments reaching a compromise, which will allow drivers to disable the devices if they choose to do so, Forbes reports.

Some cars are already fitted with speed limiting technology, but there are concerns as to whether it is sophisticated and advanced enough to work effectively.

Inside this bundle of compulsory safety measures, there are certainly one or two things that nobody can complain about, such as standard-fitted parking sensors, advanced emergency braking and alcohol interlock installation.

EU Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska said: "Every year, 25,000 people lose their lives on our roads".

AA president Edmund King said that while autonomous emergency braking could clearly cut accidents the case was not so clear with ISA.

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