The federal government should expedite plans to require speed limiters on large trucks and extend the requirement to medium-duty trucks, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) urged in a recent regulatory comment.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) requested comments on a proposal to require devices that limit the top speed on commercial vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating over 26,000 pounds. A specific top speed would be determined later in the rulemaking process.
Excessive speed was a factor in nearly a third of all U.S. crash deaths in 2020. But limiting speed is especially important