State To Consider Highway 33 Truck Length Restrictions

Next week, the State Assembly Transportation Committee will vote on a bill that would restrict large trucks on Highway 33. In 2011, Assemblymember Das Williams introduced a Ventura County-sponsored bill to address truck safety on the mountainous portions of Highway 33, also known as Maricopa Highway. This state legislation, AB-538, would limit single-trailer trucks to a 30-foot trailer length from Camino Cielo Road — about four miles up Maricopa from its intersection with Highway 150 — to the Santa Barbara County line. The bill will be heard in the Assembly Transportation Committee on Monday. This bill would implement the recommendations of a 1989

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