Speed Limiting Devices

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U.S. mulls rule to require speed-limiting devices for trucks, buses

The government wants large trucks and buses to use speed-limiting devices to promote greater safety and fuel economy.

What do you think?

How many times have you been passed by a speeding bus or large truck?

It’s an unsettling feeling to have a big truck or bus zoom past you.
Now they might be required to use speed-limiting devices to help make the roads safer.

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Transportation Department on Friday issued a proposed rule that would require trucks and buses to be equipped with devices that would limit their speed, a move it said could save both lives and fuel.

The agency said it will weigh setting speed limits at 60, 65 or 68 miles per hour for heavy commercial vehicles, but will consider other speeds based on comments from the public. Speed limits on interstate highways vary across the United States, with some states allowing vehicles to drive as fast as 85 miles (137 km) per hour, though many states have lower maximum speeds for trucks.

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