30-Day Extension for Speed Limiter Comments

November 1, 2016


DOT 132-16

Tuesday, November 1, 2016


NHTSA: Bryan Thomas: (202) 366-9550

FMCSA: Duane DeBruyne: (202) 366-9999


USDOT Issues 30-Day Extension to Public Comment Period for Proposed Rule Requiring Speed Limiters for Large Commercial Vehicles

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) today announced a 30-day extension  http://www.nhtsa.gov/staticfiles/rulemaking/pdf/SpeedLimiters_extension.pdf  of the public comment period for a September 7, 2016, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking  http://www.nhtsa.gov/About-NHTSA/Press-Releases/nhtsa_large_vehicles_speed_limiters_08262016  which would require all newly manufactured U.S. trucks, buses, and multipurpose passenger vehicles with a gross vehicle weight rating more than 26,000 pounds to be equipped with speed limiting devices. 

The new public comment deadline of December 7, 2016, will provide all interested parties sufficient opportunity to fully develop and submit comments and evidentiary materials to the agencies via www.regulations.gov  https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2016/09/07/2016-20934/federal-motor-vehicle-safety-standards-federal-motor-carrier-safety-regulations-parts-and

Requiring speed limiting devices on heavy vehicles could save lives, as well as an estimated $1 billion in fuel costs each year.