Maintain a 65 miles-per-hour speed limit for semis

Dec 9 2013 - 3:00pm

Editor,

We just returned from a trip traveling the length and breadth of the state of Idaho. We observed very few truck problems while on our trip.  However,  the problem in the state of Utah is very severe. We read about truck rollovers almost weekly in Utah. The problem is none other than speed.  

In traveling through Weber Canyon, I have clocked various trucks at more than 80 miles per hour.  Why can't we maintain a 65-mile-speed limit for trucks as is the case in Idaho?  It  could save lives and prevent oil spills as we read about in the Standard this week (Dec. 7, "Driver nods, rolls semi into river").

Marv and Jan Rabe

Ogden

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