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Parliamentary questions
3 September 2013
E-009830-13
Question for written answer
to the Commission
Rule 117
Patricia van der Kammen (NI) , Lucas Hartong (NI)

 Subject:  EU speed limiters
 Answer(s) 

According to ‘The Guardian(1) and the Commission’s website(2), the Commission is working on plans to make it compulsory to instal speed limiters in all cars.

1. Is the Commission familiar with the report ‘UK fights EU bid to introduce speed limit devices’1?

2. Is it true that the Commission is working on plans to make it compulsory to instal speed limiters in vehicles?

3. Does the Commission agree that the compulsory installation of speed limiters is yet another instance of the Commission’s absurd and excessive mania for regulation and control? If not, why not?

4. Has the Commission now realised that its meddling is taking on Orwellian features? If not, what still needs to happen in order for this realisation to dawn?

5. Does the Commission agree with the PVV that people in the Netherlands do not need to be nannied in this awful way and have no desire to accept this far-reaching invasive interference in matters on which countries themselves can and should take decisions? If not, why not?

6. Will the Commission immediately consign its idiotic plans to the wastepaper basket? If not, why not?

7. How much tax revenue has the Commission so far spent on research for this project?

8. Will the Commission immediately halt any further funding of such meddling? If not, why not?

(1) http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/01/uk-fights-eu-speed-limit-devices
(2) http://ec.europa.eu/transport/road_safety/specialist/knowledge/esave/esafety_measures_known_safety_effects/intelligent_speed_adaptation_isa.htm

Original language of question: NLOJ C 179, 12/06/2014
Last updated: 23 September 2013Legal notice