30-Day Extension for Speed Limiter CommentsNovember 1, 2016
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.