Quebec to consider speed limiters on heavy trucks

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The Canadian province of Quebec is considering legislation for mandatory speed limiters on heavy trucks. The language was inserted in a highway bill introduced Wednesday, Nov. 14, by Minister of Transportation Julie Boulet.

Boulet’s proposal calls for speed limiters to be set at 65 mph (105 kph) on all heavy trucks in the province, regardless of domicile. The proposal will have to pass readings in the legislature before a vote is called.

The proposal is part of a six-point highway safety plan, which also includes increased speeding enforcement, tougher penalties for drinking and driving, a ban on cell phone use while driving, stoplight cameras and photo radar.