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