Connecticut considering split speed limit

| Thursday, March 06, 2003

A Connecticut legislator has introduced a bill to create a split speed limit in the state.

The bill, HB5982, introduced by Rep. Brian O’Connor, D-Westbrook, would cut the speed limit for tractor-trailers from 65 mph to 55 mph. The General Assembly’s Web site said the bill’s purpose was “to reduce the number of motor vehicle accidents involving tractor-trailers and to improve safety on our highways.”

The bill is now in the Joint Committee on Transportation, where a public hearing was held Feb. 24. A spokeswoman at the General Assembly said no further action has been taken on the bill.

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