Speed limiters likely in highway bill

March 15, 2021


Land Line Now, March 15, 2021.

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Speed limiters are back in the news, because some lawmakers and others want them in the new highway bill – along with several other issues.

speed limiter U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

I. Today’s news with Terry Scruton

Several states dig out from a major snowstorm. A bus company wants out of certain drug and alcohol regulations. And I’ll take “Professions that shouldn’t be multitasking for $100.”

II. Common mistakes when people get a citation

People facing a ticket or citation often find themselves navigating a mine field of potential mistakes – mistakes that can cost money, license points and CSA problems. So how do you avoid those mistakes?

III. In the new Land Line Magazine

We’ll get a look at what features make up the March/April issue of Land Line Magazine – from a 7 million pound load and a truck giveaway to a fallen flag and Highway Angel.

IV. Speed limiters in the new highway bill

Speed limiters are back in the news, because some in our nation’s capital want them back in the new highway bill. We’ll cover those and other likely provisions in that legislation.

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