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US Indy truckers say installing speed limiting devices could cause crashes

THE Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) that represents small-business truckers in the US warns that the government's proposal to equip large trucks with speed limiting devices with could lead to more highway crashes and promote road rage among other motorists. 

US Indy truckers say installing speed limiting devices could cause crashes

THE Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) that represents small-business truckers in the US warns that the government's proposal to equip large trucks with speed limiting devices with could lead to more highway crashes and promote road rage among other motorists. 

US Indy truckers say installing speed limiting devices could cause crashes
30 August 2016 - 20:24

US Indy truckers say installing speed limiting devices could cause crashes

THE Owner-Operator Independent Drivers Association (OOIDA) that represents small-business truckers in the US warns that the government's proposal to equip large trucks with speed limiting devices with could lead to more highway crashes and promote road rage among other motorists. 

"Highways are safest when all vehicles travel at the same relative speed," said executive vice president Todd Spencer in an OOIDA statement. 

"No technology can replace the safest thing to put in a truck, which is a well-trained driver."

In a notice about the proposed regulation, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said the speed limit would be set between 60 and 68 miles per hour for US trucks built in or after 2,000 that weight more than 26,000 pounds and are equipped with an electronic control unit (ECU). 

The OOIDA, which has 157,000 members nationwide, also pointed out that there are a number of scenarios that require drivers to accelerate in order to avoid danger. 

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