Our Vision

Save lives and prevent injuries by facilitating the adoption of technology, policies, regulations and behavioral strategies that can eliminate speeding.

Advocacy Goals

Founding Members

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Associate Members

Organizational Leadership

John Lannen

Principal

Institute for Safer Trucking

Dr. Judy Agnew

SVP, Safety Solutions

Aubrey Daniels International

Gary Catapano

Chief Strategy & Safety Advisor

MAGTEC Products, Inc.

Partner Members

4. Encourage transportation companies to address organizational systems   that encourage risky behavior and speeding, for example on-time incentives, and broader safety leadership and safety culture issues

1. Require Speed Limiter Be Used on Class 7 & 8 Trucks – encourage       passage of the Cullum Owings Large Truck Safe Operating Speed Act

2. Promote adoption of smart speed limiter technology – encourage   insurance companies to factor in usage during underwriting and recognition   by FMCSA for beyond compliance

3. Promote investment to address infrastructure needs and support   research/review of speed limits and methodology for setting or adjusting them

May 25, 2021 - Sandy Springs, GA — Today, Rep. Lucy McBath (GA-06) and Rep. John Katko (NY-24) introduced a bipartisan measure to limit the speed of heavy commercial trucks and support efforts to improve safety, enhance fuel efficiency, and reduce the occurrence of these often fatal crashes.

Who we are

Why now?

The Three Pillars of our Speeding Related Focus

Technology  -  Policy  -  Behavioral

We are bringing together an alliance of roadway safety stakeholders and advocates organized around the three pillars of technology solutions, policy changes and behavioral science solutions. Stakeholder expertise in the pillars will enable more robust understanding of the root causes of speeding,  and the development of sustainable strategies for improvement. Task force teams organized around each of the pillars will develop action plans for immediate implementation and will coordinate to formulate a comprehensive plan to prevent speeding and the tragic outcomes stemming from it.

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We are an alliance of organizations with a common goal to once and for all address the speeding epidemic. Over 10,000 people die each year in speed-related crashes and that number has been relatively unchanged over the last few decades. The founding members of the alliance have diverse and complimentary expertise that enables deeper understanding of the systemic causes of speeding. We work with lawmakers, transportation associations, insurance carriers and individual transportation companies to promote policy, technological and behavioral solutions.

Because the problem is getting worse. Fatalities due to truck crashes increased 48% from 2009 to 2019. The latest highway fatality data from the National Safety Council comparing the fatality rate for the first six month of 2020 to the first six months of 2019 shows a 20% increase in fatalities with less vehicle miles traveled. Contrary to expectations, speed-related incidents have increased even more during the pandemic. The acceleration of e-commerce has resulted in more delivery related vehicles on roads, an increase in inexperienced drivers, and ever-shrinking delivery deadlines—the perfect recipe for an escalation in speeding.  The current “solutions” are clearly not working. It’s time for a new and bolder approach.

Act Now
 

What can you do today to help? 

The Institute for Safer Trucking has several initiatives that align with our vision, you can send your message to your Senator to let them know that you support safety

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Our letter to USDOT requesting a Safety Summit on Speeding

and our 5 step prevention plan

View Letter & 5 Step plan

Announcing the formation of The Safe Operating Speed Alliance

View Press Release

McBath, Katko Introduce Bipartisan Bill Improving Safety Measures for Heavy Trucks