Grumpy asked in Cars & TransportationSafety · 1 decade ago

Why do TX ST Troopers enforce the speed limits on tractor-trailer rigs, and not on 4 wheelers?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    I always thought it was the other way here

  • 1 decade ago

    Stopping us that drive them entitles the police the right to give full inspections and anything else they want to do. The fines on trucks are much higher than on 4 wheelers. Some areas in Michigan are now ticketing for 2 miles over the speed limit on trucks.

  • 1 decade ago

    What is the average cost for a speeding ticket in a passenger vehicle as opposed to that of a semi? Why would a trooper waste his/her time with a pickup when he/she can levy more that just a speeding ticket by pulling a big rig over and doing a full DOT inspection? The answer to your question, my friend, is simple economics.

  • 1 decade ago

    because a police officer can get more subsequent charges on a truck driver by doing a DOT inspection.

    permit, log violations, hazmat checks,license and equipment violations can either get more fines for the driver or place him out of service. Mostly to complicate our lives.

    Source(s): Truck driver - 8 years, Chicago area.
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