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Drivers to test speed limiters

A RESEARCH trial into speed limiters was due to start in Leeds this week. Four sets of trials involving 80 drivers will assess driver behaviour when speeds are controlled using speed limiters.

Leeds University and the Motor Industry Research Association (MIRA) will be assessing the results of the study, as previously reported in Fleet News on April 17.

Road Safety Minister David Jamieson said: 'This trial will be useful for assessing how drivers respond when the car they are in actively tells them that they are being kept to the speed limit. We will also be looking to see how drivers' behaviour changes over time.

'We're not planning to make the use of speed limiting technology mandatory, but we're keen to see what we can learn from this trial.'

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