Speed Limiter Rule to Come in Fall

July 3, 2015

 

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced that a proposed rule requiring speed limiters for heavy trucks would be introduced no later than this fall. The proposal is being written by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and FMCSA. The push for this action dates back to 2006 when the ATA and Road Safe America submitted petitions to the government, stating that this would make roads safer and reduce fuel consumption. Federal data has shown that driving too fast for conditions or driving over the speed limit was the primary reason for 18% of all fatal crashes where a large truck was at fault. The ATA is proposing the speed governor be set at 65 mph.

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