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New speed limiters

SPL Technology, based near Gaydon in Oxfordshire, has launched a new range of speed limiters. Firstly, the SPL Speed Alert, a credit card-size device mounted on a car's dashboard, can be set at various speeds by the driver and will bleep when that speed is exceeded.

The SPL Top Speed Limiter is basically aimed at light commercial vehicles. It is fitted to the engine and can be programmed to limit both revs and top speeds.

Thirdly, a selectable speed limiter is in its final stages of development and should be available early next year.

Launching the new range, managing director John Southall said: 'On the UK roads last year, 3,431 men, women and children were killed – that equals the contents of seven fully-loaded jumbo jets. These accidents cost £17.4 billion, not to mention the human cost or personal damage. A 10% decrease in mean speed would be expected to result in a 30% decrease in fatal and serious injury accidents.'

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