(WASHINGTON) – Road Safe America is commending a U.S. Department of Transportation decision to limit the speed of heavy commercial vehicles to 68 mph.
Based on a petition filed by RSA along with the American Trucking Association in 2006, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration filed a Grant Decision on the recommendation.
"Although it has taken a long time, and this action does not end the discussion, a key rule that safety advocates believe will save hundreds – maybe thousands - of American lives annually is closer to reality," said Steve Owings, co-founder and president of RSA. “Based on what we have seen, we anticipate quick action in moving on to a rule.”
The decision will require that speed-limiting devices be set at 68 mph on all heavy commercial vehicles.
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