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Drivers have been issued a ultimate warning forward of a serious regulation change that may come into impact very quickly. A brand new EU regulation implies that from July 7, all new vehicles made in Europe must have pace limiters fitted to them.

Although the UK has left the EU, many vehicles offered in Britain are manufactured there. This will considerably have an effect on anybody buying a brand new automotive beginning in July.

A spokesperson for Motor Match advised Mirror Online: “The new rules, set to take effect in July, introduce ‘mandatory’ speed limiters, changing how we drive on roads.

“These Intelligent Speed Assistance systems will become standard, forcing drivers to stick to speed limits automatically.

“For occasion, ISA expertise would restrict you to a most of 70mph, as that is the nationwide pace restrict.

“It’s vital to notice that whereas pace limiters are already current in lots of vehicles, the upcoming rules tighten management.

“The new Intelligent Speed Assistance systems not only prevent speeding fines and contribute to fuel savings, but also significantly reduce the risk of penalties.

“The minimum penalty for speeding currently includes a £100 fine and three penalty points on your licence.

“With ISA expertise, the chance of accumulating penalty factors, and the chance of being disqualified from driving for gathering 12 or extra factors inside three years, is vastly diminished.

“This expertise may result in a drastic change in highway security, fostering a extra managed driving setting the place pace limits are adhered to, thus lowering accidents considerably.”

Motor Match stated that final yr, police information confirmed that exceeding the pace restrict was a contributory consider 20 % of deaths on the highway.

Speed limits are set for a purpose, and it’s unlawful to disregard them.

Despite this, 5,171 accidents in 2022 have been attributable to drivers and riders exceeding the pace restrict — a 5.1 % improve year-on-year.