Speed Limiters? Oh Lord, what next?

Trucker Buffet

Sep 9 2022 • 26 mins

Below is the release of the FMCSA's remarks regarding this issue. Let's talk about this.

FMCSA is moving forward with this rulemaking because of concerns about the number of CMV crashes and fatalities traveling at high speeds. In 2019, there were 860 fatal crashes in areas with posted speed limits of 70 to 75 miles per hour. Twenty-four fatal crashes in areas with posted speed limits between 80 to 85 miles per hour. Approximately 20 percent of fatal crashes occur in areas with posted speed limits in these ranges. The rule will help reduce crashes and save lives on our nation’s roadways.

The Notice of Intent (NOI) announces FMCSA’s commitment to proceed with a supplemental rulemaking proposal and request public comments on the issue. FMCSA is pursuing a carrier-based approach rather than the OEM approach used in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s and FMCSA’s jointly issued Notice of Proposed Rulemaking published in September 2016.