According to an ABC news report, trucks carrying more than 26,000 pounds will have to greatly reduce their speed on Highway 68. Apparently, this was done in an effort to reduce the high number of annual trucking collisions on this roadway, a reported average of 25 truck crashes per year on westbound Highway 68. Considering the devastating results of trucking collisions, the intent of this measure is applauded. Hopefully, the desired change – a reduction of trucking accidents that injury motorists on Arizona highways – can be accomplished.
The story reports that once the signs are posted on Oct. 29 and 30, the speed limit will drop from 65 mph to 50 mph between mile marker 13 and Davis Dam Road. For all other vehicles, the speed limit will remain 65.
If you or someone you love has been injured in an Arizona truck accident, contact the top Phoenix personal injury attorneys at The Breyer Law Offices today. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to accept your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary award or recovery of funds. Don’t delay! You may have a valid claim and be entitled to compensation for your injuries, but a lawsuit must be filed before the statute of limitations expires.