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EUrope wants killswitches put in every citizens car

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by clearconscience, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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  2. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Won't work, it will just get removed and/or bypassed.
     
  3. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure the "smart guns" will have a kill switch as well!
     
  4. Certaindeaf

    Certaindeaf SE Portland Well-Known Member

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    Europe is a kill switch.
     
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  5. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Mandatory "SAFETY" inspection station checks, like they have in many places already, will ensure compliance.
    Remember, driving is a privilege that Nanny can take away. Maybe classic cars will be exempt?
     
  6. Ian1816

    Ian1816 Oregon City Active Member

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    This will happen in the US someday as well.
     
  7. 3MTA3

    3MTA3 DMZ between Liberty and Tyranny Behind Enemy Lines Bronze Supporter

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    Assuming we aren't forced into public transportation or bicycles by then. It's a coming.
     
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  8. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    I have already decided that only old cars for me. Ford just talked about their black boxes in the cars and how much info they store.
    No thank you.
     
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    Mike Honcho Salem Member

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  10. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner You'll Never Know Well-Known Member

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  11. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Not sure if trolling or serious.
     
  12. billdeserthills

    billdeserthills Cave Creek, Arizony Well-Known Member

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    Just like on Idiocracy
     
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  13. OLDNEWBIE

    OLDNEWBIE State of Flux Well-Known Member

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    Mandatory "SAFETY" inspection stations are a fact of life for many a driver. They sniff your tail pipe, check your lights etc. When I lived in Sweden they lifted my car up and shook the crap out of it till my rubber upper shock mount tore apart. Then after messing up my car they wouldn't allow me to drive it home, had to get a tow truck. Wasn't legal to drive until another inspection o.k.d the repair. Some big cities here in the US have similar inspections requirements. Mostly emissions. Believe me if a kill switch ever comes stock on new vehicles it will be tested at a govt. inspection station someplace. BTW they make you pay and wait in line for this "public service"! Once every couple of years as I recall.
     
  14. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    There is always a way around such bullsh!t. ALWAYS.
     
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  15. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    48 Willys Jeep 6 volt electrical.

    SCREW U BIG GOV.
     
  16. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Out of 12 vehicles, I don't own anything newer than a '90. The next newest is an '82.
     
  17. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    i walk, run if i'm late.
     
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  18. Grunwald

    Grunwald Out of that nut job colony of Seattle, WA Well-Known Member

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    Massachusetts has annual car inspections that not only cover emissions but also some safety stuff. Going back as far as early 1980s they checked your horn, wipers, all the lights, including that the beams were aimed correctly, windshield (no cracks), tire wear, parking/emergency brake and ball joints. Unlike Washington state, there was no waivers if you spent a certain amount and it did not fix the problem.
    Is there a way around all that? Sure, the inspections are done by private facilities - regular auto shops, so if you know someone or bribe someone it can be done.
     
  19. rdb241

    rdb241 Puyallup Washington Gold Supporter Gold Supporter

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    LOL.....That's why I drive a 72 chevy nova. No complicated electronics to worry about and the insurance is cheaper.
     
  20. The Heretic

    The Heretic Oregon Well-Known Member

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