For the past 2 days the taxis, trucks operators in Bangalore, Karnataka were on strike protesting against the proposal to install Speed Governors (in lines of Blue Line busses of Delhi).
The impact was so severe that several factories and offices including the Toyota Plant had to stop its operations. The authorities say that those drivers who already comply with the prescribed limits should not worry and these devices would only restore discipline on the streets.
While the drivers say that already due to congestion on Bangalore Roads the automobiles crawl at an average speed of 17 Km per Hour (about 10 miles per hour) so these speed governors would only result them in spending a 10-15K INR without any perceivable benefits to the public. Also speed Governors in Delhi have failed miserably. Tampering is rampant and hence they lead to no improvements.
On a lighter note, my friend Aparna forwarded me an Out of the Box solution for the problem