Will Speed Limiters Reduce Auto Injuries and Fatalities?
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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) along with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has proposed that speed limiters be required on heavy trucks. The agencies released a statement proposing the maximum speed be set somewhere between 60 and 68 MPH. They will be seeking public input before determining the exact number.

The speed limiters would physically keep vehicles from going over the maximum speed and would be applied to vehicles with a gross weight of more than 26,000 lbs. If put into effect, the rule would apply to trucks, buses, school buses, multipurpose passenger vehicles and commercial motor vehicles.

The proposal suggests that based on crash data, speed limiters would reduce the severity of crashes and reduce the number of injuries and fatalities from crashes.

“With the sheer number of truck accidents we experience on our roadways, many of them causing injury or death, speed limiters are a welcome solution,” said Attorney Walter Clark, founder of Walter Clark Legal Group.

Our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout the California Low Desert and High Desert communities for over 30 years. With a 95% success rate, the California personal injury attorneys at Walter Clark Legal Group will fight to hold those responsible for your loss accountable and win compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. If you have been injured in a truck accident and want to discuss your legal options, contact us today at (760) 777-7777 for a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer. We have offices in Indio, Rancho Mirage, Victorville, and Yucca Valley and represent clients through the entire California Low Desert and High Desert communities.

DISCLAIMER: The Walter Clark Legal Group blog is intended for general information purposes only and is not intended as legal or medical advice. References to laws are based on general legal practices and vary by location. Information reported comes from secondary news sources. We do handle these types of cases, but whether or not the individuals and/or loved ones involved in these accidents choose to be represented by a law firm is a personal choice we respect. Should you find any of the information incorrect, we welcome you to contact us with corrections.

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