UK will refuse to pass new EU laws to put speed limiters in all new cars.
Jacob Rees-Mogg stressed: “I don’t care what the EU does” and we should not be afraid to go our own way after leaving the EU for good.
Ministers are expected to discuss a range of new vehicle safety measures which reduce engine power and set off an alarm if the driver exceeds a certain speed.
But government insiders stressed there were “no plans” to follow the bloc with a strict dictate that would make all new cars install the technology.
Instead, manufacturers will be left to decide whether they choose to follow suit, and the British can turn them off in their own cars if they are installed.
Rees-Mogg, head of Brexit Opportunities, told MPs yesterday: “We need to get rid of this idea of divergence.
“I don’t care what the EU does, any more than I care what the United States or Singapore do.
“We don’t always want to look over our shoulders and say, ‘The EU is doing this, so maybe we should too’.”
Ministers are still considering the speed limiter plans – and have yet to get a ‘collective agreement’ on whether to officially abandon them.
It is understood that Mr Rees-Mogg and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps are not enthusiastic about the idea.
However, the new rules apply to Northern Ireland as it is locked into the bloc by the hated protocol.
Ministers will present new Brexit Opportunity Bill and a new procurement overhaul within months to use the freedoms to throw off our shackles from the union.
Mr Rees-Mogg also said Boris Johnson’s bold leadership and support for Ukraine “would not have been possible” if we were still bound by collective EU rules.
A Department for Transport spokesman said: “The UK’s exit from the EU provides us with the platform to benefit from our regulatory freedoms.
“We are currently reviewing the vehicle safety provisions contained in the EU Safety Regulations and will implement requirements that are appropriate for the UK and improve road safety.”
https://www.thesun.ie/motors/8682879/britain-refuses-new-eu-laws-speed-limiters-new-cars/ Britain refuses to pass EU laws requiring new cars to have speed limiters