Volvo Cars says it will limit the top speed of its new cars to 1[ads1]80 kilometers per hour (112 miles per hour) in all markets next year because "many people are seriously injured or even died because of excessive speed. "
Hoveder Hakan Samuelsson says that" while a speed limitation is not a cure, it is worth doing if we can even save one life. "
He adds that there are two Other major causes of traffic accidents – poisoning and distraction.
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The company cited figures from the US Government's security agency showing that 25 percent of all traffic accidents in 2017 were caused by speed.
Volvo Cars is based in Goteborg, Sweden, but is owned by China's Geely holding company.