78 per cent of drivers have objected to having their cars fitted with Intelligent Speed Adaptations (ISAs), which will allow cars to automatically detect speed limits and reduce the breaks when necessary. The European Union (EU) announced that it was considering a move to fit all new vehicles with the technology, as well as retrofit older vehicles, in order to reduce the number of accidents, injuries and deaths on our roads. However, research by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) has shown that 57 per cent of drivers felt that ISA technology would not have a positive effect on road safety, although two-thirds of drivers supported the devices being used merely as a warning system, allowing drivers to reduce speed on their own accord. Respondents did feel that the systems would positively reduce the number of speeding convictions and the amount of money spent on road infrastructure, like road humps. 31 per cent of drivers felt that the systems should be limited to restrict younger or newly-qualified drivers, or those with previous road convictions. Simon Best, chief executive of the IAM, said: 'ISAs could help to save lives but it's clear that drivers remain dubious about the benefits of the technology. "More research into the benefits would help to reassure the public that this will improve road safety. îUnfortunately, over a third of respondents see this as a way of controlling drivers, I believe if drivers are trained properly and have access to on-going learning, the government would not need to enforce ISAs.î Having speeding points on your license means annual insurance premiums jump to an average of almost £1,000 a year, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph. Steve Sweeney, at moneysupermarket.com, said: 'Speeding increases accident rates so it's hardly surprising insurers view a conviction dimly. "Serial speeders are worse off year on year and have to fork out nearly £200 more on average for their insurance premiums compared to last year. This is the harsh reality facing anyone who has multiple points on their licence.î