Trucking Regulations: Do Fewer Laws Mean More Dangerous Roads?

The New York Times features a story on the debate over trucking laws and the government’s role in regulating the industry.

Families who have lost loved ones in truck-related accidents are calling for tougher laws on trucks, focusing on how many hours a trucker can drive in a day and training requirements.

Meanwhile, corporate members of the trucking industry are wary of new regulations, fearing that adding new laws will limit profits for their business.

Caught in the middle are besieged truck drivers, who have to meet deadlines, maintain safety standards, and follow countless other regulations. And we still haven’t talk about how distracted drivers in four wheel vehicles are often the ones who really make the roads dangerous!!

What do you think? Are the roads too dangerous without more regulations? Leave us a comment below!!


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