Action Needed: California Introduces Bill to Mandate Speed Limiters

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff 

California has introduced SEMA-opposed legislation to require new vehicles to be equipped with speed governors starting in model-year '27. Speed governors, also known as intelligent speed limiters, use GPS technology to limit vehicle speed. If enacted into law, new vehicles would not be able to travel more than 10 mph above the speed limit.   


The legislation would require speed governors in all new vehicles by model year '27.

Currently, devices that prevent vehicles from exceeding a certain speed are not required. Among other issues, this proposal makes broad assumptions about real-world circumstances. This one-size-fits-all approach fails to recognize the diversity of driving experiences and the individual responsibility that automotive enthusiasts take seriously. 

Use this link to tell lawmakers to oppose mandatory speed limiters. 

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