A county commissioner
in southern Florida’s Palm Beach County has proposed that trucks
be restricted to one lane of I-95 in the county, The South Florida
Sun-Sentinel reported Jan. 15.
Burt Aaronson, says his proposal is designed to cut down on accidents
between cars and trucks on the highway.
officials at two government agencies – the state Department of Transportation
and the Palm Beach County Metropolitan Planning Organization – have
indicated they support the proposal, which would keep trucks in
the right lane of the roadway.
died in accidents that involved trucks in the county in 2000, which
the newspaper, citing figures from the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration, said was the third highest number of any
county in the state.