Nanny gets a little jumpy these days if she can't see what you're up to.
To some extent she has already addressed this problem; by her extensive use of CCTV, speed cameras and her proposed ID card scheme which will contain all manner of data including your medical history.
However, Nanny doesn't feel that this is quite enough.
Therefore she is planning a new innovation, a satellite spy in the sky which will monitor motorists speed.
That doesn't sound too bad does it?
A satellite that monitors speed cannot really do any harm, can it?
After all, what is the harm of merely watching?
The attention seeking morons who submit themselves to Big Brother don't seem to be harmed by it, do they?
However, watching becomes dangerous when an element of control is added.
Nanny plans to add that control factor, by fitting cars with a speed limiting device that will be controlled by her satellite. When Nanny's satellite decides that you are speeding, it will automatically apply the brakes.
Drivers in London could be among the first to have the devices fitted. They would be bribed to attach these devices, by being offered a discount on the congestion charge.
Nanny's plan follows a six-month trial in Leeds which used 20 modified Skoda Fabias. Academics at Leeds University, who ran the trial on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT), say that lives could be saved.
The test forms part of a two-year research project into "intelligent speed adaptation" (ISA), which the department is funding at a cost of £2M. Results of the initial trial will be presented to ministers this week.
Edmund King, of the RAC Foundation, said limiters might make motorists less alert:
"If you take too much control away the driver could switch on to autopilot."
Unfortunately that is exactly what Nanny wants, a nation of dumb arsed morons who do not think for themselves; ie Big Brother contestants.