This is going to be a short Bits and Pieces. It seems like everyone is on vacation and there are only a handful of cases and very little coming from the government or the transportation industry which is important to transmit. In fact I am writing this to you from the Green Mountains in Vermont so there are other things I would rather be doing. Hope you are enjoying your summer.
Here is our report:
NEW BRAKE RULES – The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has determined that there will be new stringent new braking standards which will improve large truck stopping distances by 30%. The new standard requires that a tractor-trailer traveling at 60 miles per hour come to a complete stop in 250 feet. The old standard required a complete stop within 355 feet. NHTSA estimates that the new braking requirement will save 227 lives annually, and will also prevent 300 serious injuries. It is estimated to reduce property damage costs by over $169 million annually. Read More