US seeks automatic brake requirement after deadly Phoenix tanker crash

“We are glad to see NHTSA finally take the next step in making large trucks safer by mandating AEB,” said Jason Levine, director of the Center for Auto Safety… “Unfortunately, at this rate, it will still be years until the technology that could help stop the 5,000 truck crash deaths on our roads is required.”

By Associated Press
June 14, 2021

DETROIT (AP) — In a reversal from Trump administration policies, U.S. auto safety regulators say they will move to require or set standards for automatic emergency braking systems on new heavy trucks.

The announcement of the requirements comes after four people were killed when a milk tanker going too fast collided with seven passenger vehicles on the Loop 202 in Phoenix Wednesday night. At least nine people were injured.

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