Dallas, TX – 04/07/2015 /SubmitPressRelease123/
U.S. – A recent report by the Associated Press (AP), has found that truck tires are not equipped to handle going at speeds higher than 75 miles per hour; however, speed limits in some areas permit drivers to go faster. In 14 states, the speed limits range up to 85 mph. Congress granted states the sole authority to determine their own speed limits; however, the NHTSA is authorized to raise the standards.
According to the NHTSA, from 2009 to 2013, there were more than 14,000 fatal heavy bus and truck accidents resulting in the deaths of 16,000 people. In a reported 198 of the crashes, tires were determined to have been a factor.
Proposals have been made to begin requiring the use of devices that would prevent trucks from being able to drive more than 75 mph speeds. Some also suggest tire manufacturers design tires equipped to handle higher speeds.
Such regulations are reportedly still being investigated by government entities.
Tires on passenger vehicles are equipped to handle speeds at more than 100 miles per hour.