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Old 05-08-2014, 08:23 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Speed Limiters May Be Mandated On 18-Wheelers, 68 MPH

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Wonder how long it would be before they were bypassed?

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Old 05-08-2014, 08:37 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If people (big rig drivers are notorious for this) would just stop the texting and video games and watching movies when they drive, we could probably increase the speed limit by 50% or even make some places without them. Really, does Texas need speed limits in the middle of nowhere?? Now, if we are talking about efficiency, then speed limits are a good thing. I also think your vehicle's efficiency is none of governments business. Let everyone be responsible for themselves.
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A fair and balanced article. The author knows that there are more pressing issues. To answer your question, it would essentially be a national speed limit for trucks. Bypassing the speed limiter would therefore be illegal and subject to fines and or points against the operators license and the trucking companies authority. Insurance companies could also come down hard on violators by raising their rates and or dropping them all together.

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A fair and balanced article. The author knows that there are more pressing issues. To answer your question, it would essentially be a national speed limit for trucks. Bypassing the speed limiter would therefore be illegal and subject to fines and or points against the operators license and the trucking companies authority. Insurance companies could also come down hard on violators by raising their rates and or dropping them all together.

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Which just means owner/operators would keep the older, less efficient versions (without limiters). Company drivers would be the main ones affected.

The sad thing is the government structure that earns its keep by citing truckers would be threatened, and looking for alternative funding.
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Old 05-08-2014, 05:26 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Regarding fuel-efficiency it's not so bad, but a better approach would be aerodynamic enhancements on newer trucks. Anyway, it seems to be just another case of nanny-state...

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