A business owner from Leighton Buzzard has slammed potential EU laws to tackle speeding.
Jack Willis has branded the proposals which could limit speeds of small commercial vehicle as “ridiculous”.
The European Commission wants to enforce Intelligent Speed Authority (ISA) technology in vehicles in order to reduce road accidents by a third by 2020.
Following transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin’s disapproval of the proposal, Mr Willis has expressed his concerns.
Mr Willis, regional and branch treasurer of the Federation of Small Businesses, said: “We are pleased to read that Mr McLoughlin wants to block this ridiculous plan.
“If the speed limits on lorries are extended to vans, minibuses and taxis we’d all be creeping around not getting anywhere.
“We must end this madness taking over policymakers when it comes to speed limits.”
As a regular van user for his property letting business, Mr Willis knows how important time can be.
“In any business, time is money and you can guarantee if they make light commercial vehicles fit speed limiters that way the have for HGVs then you can be certain private cars will be next.”
“I’m fed up of being dictated to by bureaucrats from Brussels.”
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