The California Freeway Patrol (CHP) issued a reminder to truck drivers of the state’s velocity restrict for business automobiles after catching a truck exceeding the restrict by 18 m.p.h.
On Monday, March 27, CHP’s Tracy Division shared a photograph of a truck and a radar gun studying 73 m.p.h. together with a warning about California’s velocity restrict for CMVs.
From CHP – Tracy:
Drivers, only a reminder, a 3-axle tractor and any automobile (sedans, coupes, vans) pulling a trailer, have a most velocity restrict of 55 MPH.
Different states might have completely different velocity restrict restrictions for business automobiles, however we’re in CA, and we are going to implement the 55 MPH most velocity restrict.
Officers are closely patrolling the Tracy triangle (I-205, I-580, I-5). Decelerate and obey all site visitors legal guidelines.
Let’s work collectively to make the roadways secure!”
The CHP’s Fb publish was met with pissed off feedback in regards to the state’s cut up velocity restrict coverage and the low fee of velocity that vans are allowed to journey.
“Fairly frankly, y’all must eliminate that 55 mph velocity restrict because it creates a nuisance and with people who take pointless probabilities round massive vans, the extra accidents happen. I don’t blame truckers for not desirous to go to California due to this cause amongst many others,” stated one commenter.
“One downside with that. Research have proven that it’s really much less secure to have a cut up velocity restrict. It results in extra rear finish collisions and will increase street rage within the drivers who can go sooner. If you wish to make it safer then give vans our personal lane separate from the opposite maniacs going 80 plus. From a trucker who helps truckers,” one other identified.
“This restrict causes extra accidents and causes extra issues than it solves. Velocity doesn’t kill. Velocity differential kills. When everyone else is doing, let’s be sincere 75 and above and you’ve got tractor trailers doing 55, that’s a 20 mile an hour distinction. I do know that CHP is simply doing their job by imposing the legal guidelines, however we have to change this regulation,” a commenter concluded.
For extra on California velocity limits for vans, please click on right here.