Safety chief suggests speed limiters as fix for tire/speed issue

Mark Rosekind, administrator of the federal National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is the latest person to weigh in on the controversy of truck tire failures on high-speed highways, calling for speed limiters on all trucks.

Talking to reporters in New York Thursday (April 9) Rosekind, who took over the agency last December, said he’s concerned about truck tire safety. An Associated Press investigation raised the issue that most heavy truck tires aren’t designed to be driven more than 75 mph, but 14 states have speed limits that are higher.

The Associated Press quotes Rosekind as saying, “You don’t wait for somebody to die when you know there’s a safety problem there.”

See the AP’s compete story.