Two U.S. Senators have a bill that would electronically limit tractor-trailer speeds to 65 miles per hour, so they would save lives on the nation's highways
Georgia Republican Johnny Isakson and Delaware Democrat Chris Coons introduced the measure Thursday. They say it would take the place of a proposed transportation department that has been in the federal bureaucracy.
The bill would require all new trucks to have speed limiter software activated. It would also be extended to existing trucks that already have the technology.
The trucking industry says limiting truck speeds to 65 would create dangerous speed differentials with faster-traveling cars.
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