Radioavtice Cargo Carried by Indiana Big Rigs May Have More State Regulation: But is This A Good Thing?


Right now, the Indiana legislature is working on legislation that, if it makes it through the House (it’s passed in the Senate) and gets Governor Mitch Daniels’ signature, would increase the state regulation of radioactive materials that are carried on Indiana roadways everyday.

That’s right: as you drive home tonight, or along the interstate this weekend with your family, ponder the big rigs and semis driving the roads with you. Think about their cargo; it could be radioactive material.

Assuming that this bill becomes law (and it probably will), then lots of different law enforcement folk should be watching out for these dangerous trucks: not only the Indiana State Police, but local cops as well as state motor carrier inspectors should be making inspections of the big rigs to verify compliance.

There are many dangerous aspects to this legislation if it passes, but lets hope that the General Assembly has comprehensively planned this bill and truly understands the potential consequences if something goes wrong.

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