Sen. Schumer pushes to control vehicle speeds

Senator Charles Schumer is pushing the U.S. Department of Transportation to finalize a proposal that's already in the hands of the agency.

In front of the Queensboro Bridge in Manhattan, Schumer announced that the rule would mandate vehicles over 26,000 pounds mostly buses and trucks to have a device installed that would prevent them from ever moving above a certain speed.

Schumer said in 2015, there were more than 120 truck crash-related fatalities in New York State. 

Truck and bus companies would be the ones shelling out the money for this technology.

Senator Schumer said he would like to see the federal rule finalized before the new year. Depending on the vehicle, his office said it could cost anywhere from $100 to $2,000 to install each device. The reason the cost varies depends on how old and how technologically capable each truck or bus is.