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How fast is too fast for big rigs, buses? DOT proposes mandating reduced speed – but needs driver input

Mary Schiavo   October 28, 2016   Comments Off on How fast is too fast for big rigs, buses? DOT proposes mandating reduced speed – but needs driver input

Who among us hasn’t been startled by a large truck or bus whose driver appeared inattentive or was driving way too fast on the highway? If you lived to complain about it, consider yourself lucky. For thousands each year, these occurrences have deadly consequences. According to a recent proposal from the U.S. Department of Transportation, speed-limiting technology and new federal safety regulations may be the quickest, most reliable way to slow trucks and buses down across the board, saving lives — and dollars spent on fuel.