The “Cullum Owings Safe Operating Speed of Large Trucks” bill sponsored by Representatives Lucy Macbath and John Karko aims to direct the National Traffic Safety Administration to require hundreds of commercial vehicles to be equipped with speed limiting technologies, which would set maximum speed of 65 mph or 70 mph with an adaptive cruise control system and an emergency braking system.
The legislation named after Cullum Owings is named in honor of the man who was killed when a tractor-trailer truck struck his vehicle. This legislation seeks to ensure the safety and security of many Americans.
The legislation was referred to a committee of jurisdiction for consideration during a congressional session that had the support of Senator Johnny Isakson, as well as the backing of several freight transportation stakeholders who support the measure.
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