Fargo Forum: Letter- ND should steer clear of dangerous ‘road trains’

“And wear-and-tear isn’t the only problem posed by outsized trucks. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, “Multiple-trailer trucks have more handling problems than single-trailer trucks. In general, the additional connection points contribute to greater instability, which can lead to jackknifing, overturning, and lane encroachments.”

Further safety studies are sorely needed, but the analysis conducted thus far has been far from promising. Despite all this research, North Dakota lawmakers continue to press forward in their misguided push to enact the “road train” pilot program. This dubious proposal could not come at a worse time, as the state struggles to recoup billions of dollars in lost tax revenues.”


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