TRUCKERS' CLAIM * USA: Speed caps would do more harm than good
* Michigan - A new regulation would impose the nationwide speed limit to trucks
--- The federal government wants to limit how fast trucks, buses and other large vehicles can drive on the nation's highways. A new regulation posted Friday, Aug. 26, would impose the nationwide limit... In response to a national proposal to electronically limit the speed of semitrailers, some truck drivers are warning that, if enacted, it could cause more traffic issues and deadly crashes... Under the proposal, the U.S. Department of Transportation would require all new U.S.-manufactured trucks, buses and multipurpose vehicles weighing more than 26,000 pounds to come with speed limiting devices... The possible speed cap w- ould be around 60 and 68 mph, according to a Transportation Department news release... If adopted, truckers claimed that drivers would try and pass each other at similar speeds which would clog traffic...
(Photo: Trucks and automobiles traffic mix on Interstate 5, headed north through Fife, Wash., near the Port of Tacoma) -- Detroit, MICH, USA - Michigan Live, by Benjamin Raven - September 15, 2016