Tuesday, June 17, 2008

North Carolinians Oppose Trucks Bill

A new PPP survey finds that only 15% of North Carolinians support a bill being pushed by Clark Jenkins to allow 53 foot trucks to travel on most state roads.

58% of those polled are opposed to the measure with 27% unsure.

This issue is remarkable in terms of how broad based the opposition to it is. Every single demographic subgroup- men, women, white, black, young, old, and across the political spectrum is opposed with no group expressing more than 20% support for the initiative.

Full results here.


Anonymous said...

Actually, 53 ft is the length of the trailer only, adding the tractor would be another 12 ft maybe more.

I want to make a point : truckers know what roads to avoid if enough warning is given (whenever the maps dont give a good representation of the type of mountain road it is)sometimes putting up good signs explaining road conditions for longer trucks will keep larger vehicles away.

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Anonymous said...

Thats terrible! IMAGINE HAVING A 53 FT Truck going past your house at all hours of the day and night.

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