Poll: Americans oppose bigger, heavier trucks, multiple trailers

| 8/6/2004

A poll commissioned by a highway safety group says the American public overwhelmingly opposes bigger trucks and trucks with multiple trailers.

The survey, conducted by Lou Harris Polling for the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, said 77 percent of Americans responding to the poll oppose increasing weight limits for trucks.

Even more, 80 percent, oppose multiple trailer trucks, saying they think those vehicles are less safe.

The survey involved more than 1,000 Americans age 18 and older. Lou Harris Polling conducted the survey through telephone interviews between May 14 and June 3, 2004. The poll has a margin of error of 3 percent.

The group that commissioned the poll, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, is an alliance of consumer, health and insurance organizations.