A study out of Canada shows that speed limiter technology being mandated across commercial trucks has the potential to reduce the number of accidents caused by truckers going too fast. A yearlong study found that there was no evidence to suggest that there were worse collision outcomes for Canadian truck drivers required to use speed limiter technology. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Safety Administration in the United States are proposing similar speed limiter regulations.
They would require those vehicles with a gross vehicle weight of more than 26,000 pounds to be equipped with a speed limiting device. The final rule would determine the maximum speed that the truck could go at, therefore minimizing the risk of accidents caused by a driver who is disobeying speed limits or driving too fast for conditions. This would reduce the severity of crashes as well as the number of injuries and fatalities associated with trucking accidents.
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