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House lawmakers call for automatic emergency braking on new commercial trucks, buses

Thursday, August 8, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Automatic emergency braking would be a standard feature on all new commercial motor vehicles, including large trucks, under legislation introduced in July by Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García (D-IL) and Hank Johnson (D-GA).
Discussing the Safe Roads Act of 2019 (H.R. 3773) in a July 17 press release, García calls AEB technology “a simple, common-sense solution to deploy proven crash-avoidance technologies.”
According to Injury Facts, an online source of preventable death and injury statistics compiled by the National Safety Council, 4,657 CMVs were involved in fatal crashes in 2017 – a 9% increase from 2016 and a 45% increase since 2009.

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