Indiana has a reputation for having no mercy on speeders, including truckers.
According to a recent article in Transport Topics, over the past two years, more than 46,000 speeding violations were issued to truck drivers going too fast in Indiana.
The citations were mostly issued on interstates and rural highways.
This number of violations represents 15% of all violations and more than twice the number of violations recorded by any other state in the country, according to data provided by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA).
Speeding violations were issued to truckers entering northwest Indiana from Illinois and those speeding on Indianapolis’ beltway interstate.
According to Indiana State Police, Indiana troopers who patrol the roadways focus on crash-causing accidents, which are primarily the result of speeding, following too closely and unsafe lane movement.
There are 250 or so sworn officers who patrol the Indiana roadways.
Police said they use helicopters, airplanes, laser technology and VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer and Recorder) to crack down on speeding truckers.
392.6 Schedules to Conform with Speed Limits
Brief reminder on 392.6 Schedules to Conform with Speed Limits: No MC shall schedule a run nor permit nor require the operation of any CMV between points in such a period of time as would necessitate the CMV being operated at speeds greater than those prescribed by the jurisdictions in or through which the CMV is being operated.
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