The Swedish car manufacturer, Volvo said on Monday that it will limit the maximum speed of all new cars to 180 kilometers per hour (112 miles) from next year. The company hopes that the new car will not be the reason of casualties or serious injuries that year.
This modification in cars will be implemented worldwide in the second quarter of 2020 and is planned to launch in 2021. Volvo took bold steps because company’s researchers have observed and found that speed is a major gap to achieve safety goals.
“We need to discuss this issue,” said Volvo CEO Hakan Samuelsson. “While a speed limitation is not a cure-all, it’s worth doing if we can even save one life.”
He also said that there are two other main reasons of traffic fatalities, intoxication and disruption. The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration says that 25 percent of all traffic losses in 2017 were caused by speeding.
Even though most countries have limited speed, but people still go beyond the speed limit. They believes that even if it can only save a life, it is sensible to manage the speed in its models.
Volvo senior security expert Jan Ivarsson said in a report,
“In certain traffic situations, people tend to drive too fast and have poor adaptability to speed, which is related to the traffic conditions at the time and their driving ability. We need to support better behaviors to help people understand and understand. Speeding is dangerous.”
According to Volvo safety experts, many people are not aware of the danger of speeding. They do not realize that once the speed reaches a certain level, the build-in vehicle safety mechanism cannot save them from serious casualties in an accident.
In addition to familiar cars, such as the Polestar of the S60 sedan, Volvo does not presently have a car with a top speed of more than 250 kilometers per hour.