President Trump’s well-publicized intent to cut unnecessary regulations and avoid adding new ones is being directed at the speed-limiter rule.
The revised agenda was published last week by the Office of Management and Budget. It shows that a speed-limiter rule is no longer on the agency rule list for either the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
“By amending and eliminating regulations that are ineffective, duplicative, and obsolete, the administration can promote economic growth and innovation and protect individual liberty,” the White House Office of Management and Budget said in a statement, in step with the Administration’s agenda.
FMCSA and NHTSA jointly proposed a rule in August of last year that would require heavy-duty vehicles to have a device set to a speed not greater than a pre-determined speed and to be equipped with the ability to read the vehicle’s current speed. However, no specific speed limit was ever proposed.
During the proposed rule-making comment period more than 5,400 comments were made, making it a high-interest proposal and not one likely to be quickly passed.