More than 10,000 truck stickers have been pulled from U.S. highways since the year began, a new report finds.
But the sticker campaign has been criticized by many drivers and by lawmakers as an example of a national trend toward the use of a digital and robotic vehicle.
A group of Republican lawmakers in the House of Representatives called on the Transportation Department on Tuesday to ban the stickers and other technology-based vehicle tags.
“The sticker campaign is a national example of how these technologies are being used for a purpose,” Rep. Dan Bishop, R-Utah, said in a statement.
“In the name of safety, they are being exploited by those who wish to drive a robot or a robotic vehicle without any regard for the rights of those they tag.”
Bishop’s office said the Department of Transportation is in the process of working on a response.
The sticker program was first proposed by the National Automobile Dealers Association in 2013, and since then, a dozen states have passed legislation banning the stickers.