Big Rig Speed to be Restricted ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Big Rig Speed to be Restricted

The American Trucking Association (ATA) proposed last week (beg16OCT06) that all new heavy trucks be equipped with controls to prevent them from going faster than 68 miles per hour. The move follows the rising number of Americans who are seriously injured or killed in highway accidents involving large commercial trucks. The proposal involves the use of factory-installed microchips that restrict the speed of the truck. President and chief executive officer of ATA Bill Graves says, "For the sake of safety, there is a need to slow down all traffic."

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