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Many American drivers are receptive to the idea of incorporating anti-speeding technology in vehicles

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Title: Majority of U.S. Drivers Open to Anti-Speeding Technology, Survey Finds

In a recent survey conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), it was revealed that a majority of drivers in the U.S. are open to vehicles equipped with Intelligent Speed Assistance (ISA). This in-vehicle technology uses a vehicle’s GPS location and a speed limit database to prevent speeding.

The survey found that more than 60% of drivers would be open to passive warnings provided by ISA, while about half of respondents would accept active interventions that make speeding harder if drivers exceed the speed limit. IIHS President David Harkey expressed excitement over the findings, stating that they suggest American drivers are willing to change their driving habits to make roads safer.

With over 40,000 people killed in car accidents each year in the U.S. and more than a quarter of those deaths involving speeding, the adoption of ISA technology could have significant safety benefits. While ISA adoption is limited in the U.S., it is more popular in other parts of the world. New cars in the European Union sold after July 2024 must be equipped with ISA, and the National Transportation Safety Board has recommended that U.S. automakers install ISA in their vehicles by November 2023.

The survey also revealed that about 70% of respondents would want ISA in their next vehicle if it helped reduce their insurance costs. Additionally, three-quarters of survey respondents agreed that ISA would reduce speeding-related traffic accidents. The IIHS suggested that federal intervention might ease the adoption of ISA in the U.S., and that certain ISA features could be more effective in specific driving conditions, such as in school zones and pedestrian areas.

Overall, the survey results indicate a positive outlook for the implementation of anti-speeding technology in vehicles, with potential benefits for road safety and accident prevention.

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