The Sheriff of Lawrence County says allowing 120,000-pound trucks on state and local roads cold a serious threat to public safety.

HB 1190 (currently under consideration by the Indiana Senate) would allow virtually any truck to operate at 120,000 pounds on state and local roads – up from the current 80,000-pound limit.

Sheriff Mike Branham says such vehicles would pose serious troubles on county and local roads because they are more difficult to maneuver and break.

You can hear Sheriff Branham in the Leon-Tailored Audio above, it runs just under 10 minutes.

A poll taken earlier this month of 500 likely general election voters conducted this month revealed a decisive 2-1 rejection of the new weight limits.