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Posted on 19th Aug 2015 @ 11:14 AM
We ask that you fully consider and evaluate all the potential negative consequences before supporting a mandate that would require all trucks to be equipped with these devices. Our opposition to speed limiters is based upon our experience as truck driving professionals with millions of safe, accident-free miles behind the wheel.
Faster-moving cars sharing the road with slower-moving trucks create an increased likelihood for collisions as other vehicles compete to pass speed limited trucks and attempt to enter or exit highways.
Each of us has seen too many close calls and actual crashes resulting from speed limited trucks not safely moving with the flow of traffic. We do not want to see – or be involved in – the countless number of crashes that will occur once a speed limiter mandate is in place.
It is TRUE that most states with differential car/truck speed limits have removed them for safety reasons.
In the meantime, speed limiters will not address any of the safety challenges that come with driving on the lower speed roads where most crashes do occur.
Further, any change in speed limit on any highway should be made by highway safety experts and should not be politically motivated.
Please review all independent and relevant data and research, not just data supplied by the trucking industry, available on this issue. If it does not exist, go out and work with an independent entity to gather the data and conduct the research.
We truly have safety as our No. 1 priority as we travel from state to state delivering goods. Our own lives and livelihoods depend on our attention to everything around, and we have every reason to stay safe and keep others safe with whom we share the roads.
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