Hawaii SB 244 – Certain prohibitions for large vehicles of more than 10,000 pounds


Bill Location:
HawaiiSenate
Bill Title:

Certain prohibitions for large vehicles of more than 10,000 pounds

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NMA Recommendation:
Oppose

SB 244 was introduced to the Hawaii Senate on January 18, 2019 and was then referred to the Transportation Committee. It is not yet scheduled for a hearing or vote by the committee.

The bill would prohibit large trucks from traveling in the left-most lane of a highway with three or more lanes of moving traffic. While that clause is acceptable, SB 244 would also limit the speed of large trucks to 55 mph, effectively creating a split speed limit between cars and other light vehicles and large trucks. Such a speed differential causes safety concerns.

The NMA has joined with Owner-Operator Independent Driver Association (OOIDA) in the past to lobby against split speed limits for large trucks. Here is more information on the dangers of creating a speed differential on the highways.


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