New Mexico State Sen. George Munoz recently introduced legislation (SB 359) that would impose a statewide speed limit of 60 mph for commercial motor vehicles and restrict CMVs to the far right lane of all interstates in New Mexico, except when passing.
The state's existing speed limit laws allow CMVs to operate between 65 to 75 mph on designated stretches of highway, so a 60 mph statewide restriction on truck speeds would create a sizeable difference in speed limits between cars and trucks.
OOIDA recently sent State Senator Munoz a letter in opposition to his proposal, but the Association needs your help fighting against it as well.
SB 359 is unsafe, bad public policy, and unfairly targets truckers based on some perceived annoyance. Help us educate State Senator Munoz on the important role you play in delivering essential goods every community depends on.
A copy of the letter OOIDA sent can be found by clicking on the following link: : NM - OOIDA to Legislature (SB 359).pdf.
You'll notice the letter references several attachments not included in this email, so if you'd like to review those as well, simply email Mike_Matousek@OOIDA.com.
Mike can also help you locate contact information for your state lawmakers if needed. That information is also available through the OOIDA Membership Department at 816-229-5791, or at www.FightingForTruckers.com.
Or, you can respectfully contact State Senator Munoz's office directly at (505) 986-4371 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Air date: Feb. 7, 2019.