65MPH limiter for semis proposed by the Feds

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I don’t think this is limited to just the Europeans...
It should be noted that the collision type Eye-Q describes (truck plowing at speed into back end of traffic jam) is actually pretty rare over here in North America. The current major issue seems to be cars going under the trailers of semis from the sides, not front or rear collisions.
 

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The main thing that is nice about Germany is that trucks are restricted to the right lane in the high speed areas. Also, no trucks on Sunday is a godsend.
 

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The main thing that is nice about Germany is that trucks are restricted to the right lane in the high speed areas. Also, no trucks on Sunday is a godsend.
Trucks here are usually not allowed in the left lane, but they are still allowed to pass so if you only have two lanes that's where they gonna go.
No trucks on Sunday sounds like it would severely delay my Amazon packages.
 

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Trucks here are usually not allowed in the left lane, but they are still allowed to pass so if you only have two lanes that's where they gonna go.
No trucks on Sunday sounds like it would severely delay my Amazon packages.
BULLSHIT!

Show me a place where trucks don’t go 2, 3, sometimes 4 across on the highway blocking most lanes except for that one lane that some idiot is matching the speed of the trucks.

Truckers in the US are just as smart as most drivers are outside of having the heavy truck license and not roasting brakes on a downhill section of the highway.
 

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BULLSHIT!

Show me a place where trucks don’t go 2, 3, sometimes 4 across on the highway blocking most lanes except for that one lane that some idiot is matching the speed of the trucks.

Truckers in the US are just as smart as most drivers are outside of having the heavy truck license and not roasting brakes on a downhill section of the highway.
Different states and localities have different regulations in the US. But if you insist:

http://www.houstontx.gov/police/teu/roadways.htm

RESTRICTED ROADWAYS

The Truck Enforcement Unit monitors and will take enforcement action towards large commercial trucks (3 or more axles) that drive in prohibited left lanes on freeways where signage is posted.

Currently four freeways, the East Freeway between Waco Street and Uvalde, State Highway 225 between the 610 Loop and Highway 146, the North Freeway between Loop 610 and Rankin Road and US 290 between Loop 610 and Beltway 8 have left lane restrictions 24 hours a day.

The restricted left lane program consists of freeways that:

Have a minimum section length of six miles.
2. Have no left exit on the minimum six-mile distance.
3. Have a minimum commercial vehicle usage rate of 4%.
Even in Dallas this is actually rare on urban highways, despite our lack of an official enforced city regulation. We do have a state "slower traffic keep right" law but it's not enforced as often as it should.

https://www.rodriguezlaw.net/california-truck-lane-restrictions/

Large Trucks in the Left Lane

California sees a particularly large number of commercial trucks on its roadways. For this reason, the state has enacted somewhat strict rules when it comes to large trucks on the highway. California is one of few states with a law that prohibits “motor trucks, truck tractors with three axles or more, and truck tractors pulling vehicles” from driving in the left-hand lane while on the highway. These slower-moving vehicles must remain in the right-hand lane or the second-right-hand lane if on a highway with four lanes of traffic moving in the same direction.

If a large truck disobeys lane restrictions, the driver could receive fines of up to $250 for a third offense within one year. Any slower-moving vehicle, regardless of size, must use the furthest right-hand lane while driving in California, except when passing or making a left turn. The California Highway Patrol enforces truck lane restrictions and will stop large trucks should they disobey the law.
(Links at original source.) Sorry dude, not everywhere in the US has the same laws as Illinois. Also, an increasing number of interstate trucks now have on-board cameras that can catch them breaking the "keep right" laws. It's a moving violation and can result in your CDL being suspended or revoked. You need to look at current CDL regulation in the US - it is very strict in most respects, it's not the old 70s/80s 'wild west' or 'Smokey And The Bandit' any more.
 
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