Drivers Opposed to Bigger Trucks

February 21, 2015 by Carina Ockedahl, @Ockis9

When driving on the highway, if you’re uncomfortable with the idea of traveling beside a big, heavy truck, then you’re not alone. According to a new survey commissioned by the Coalition Against Bigger Trucks , 76 percent of Americans are against the notion of longer and heavier semi-trucks on the road.

The study comes as no surprise as the American Trucking Associations (ATA) was trying to get “longer-combination vehicles” such as triple-trailer trucks approved by Congress.

The Coalition Against Bigger Trucks, an organization that includes traffic safety advocates and law enforcement organizations, believes that these types of vehicles endanger motorists, wreck bridges and roads, and will cost taxpayers to repair and maintain highways.

Whatever the case, the majority of the public is not biting at the idea, and many people believe that these types of trucks may result in more severe crashes. In addition, based on the survey, 57 percent of Americans say they are less likely to vote for a member of Congress that supports the legislation.

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