THERE ARE ONLY 10 DAYS TO VOICE YOUR SUPPORT FOR A HEAVY VEHICLE SPEED LIMITER RULE THAT APPLIES TO ALL TRUCKS
4,067 PEOPLE WERE KILLED IN LARGE TRUCK CRASHES IN 2015
WE CANNOT DELAY THIS LIFESAVING RULE ANY LONGER!
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- In 2015, there were 4,067 truck crash fatalities.
An increase of 4.1 percent since 2014 (3,903 truck crash fatalities)
An increase of 20 percent since 2009 (3,380 truck crash fatalities)
- Truck crash injuries increased by 50 percent from 2009 to 2014
2009 Truck Crash Injuries: 74,000
2014 Truck Crash Injuries: 111,000
- Truck crashes increased by 44 percent from 2009 to 2014
2009 Truck Crashes: 286,000
2014 Truck Crashes: 411,000
- In 2015, large trucks were involved in 27 percent of all fatal work zone crashes
- This standard equipment, which is built into the truck’s Engine Control Module, has actually been manufactured in large trucks since the early 1990s
- One company found that their non-speed limited vehicles were involved in over 40 percent of potentially severe crashes, despite only constituting 17 percent of their fleet
- In Ontario, Canada, there was a 24 percent reduction in truck crash fatalities within one year of mandating speed limiters to be set at 65 mph [emphasis added]
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Thank you for all of your hard work!
The Truck Safety Coalition Team
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