More GPS legislation proposed (truckers)

 
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Come on truckers

It this point in time every trucker should only use a GPS that will guide them on proper roads that will avoid hitting bridges. The price for a truckers unit is far far less than the cost of an accident. Why even take a chance?

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Technology

No amount of computers or technology has yet replaced the ultimate technological innovation...the human brain.

No

metricman wrote:

Are GPS devices really to blame though?

The driver's should know which routes they can take and which they can't. I would certainly have a GPS in my truck if I were still driving commercially. There were times that the directions provided by dispatch were bad or just plain wrong.

I wonder if the new law will also fine or jail drivers that are not carrying and using a Motor Carriers Road Atlas?

The article doesn't note if the drivers are mostly Class B or if there is a split between Class A & Class B...

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Why bother

I think there are already laws in place that make it against the law to hit a bridge. It's like why have a against texting or using a cell phone - It's already covered with reckless driving or any number of other laws that can be applied. Polaticians must think they get paid piece rate. I don't believe they had an ounce of common sense!

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Duh

It's not hte GPS. No matter what a driver is responsible for his actions. If a driver knowingly travels a road that he is prohibitted from, then through the book at him, not the GPS. What's the difference if you use GPS or a paper map, you still read highway signs, and you have to follow the law.

clearance signage

You would think a clearance sign would be posted and a driver with a rig over the posted height would stop before the obstacle.
But, in my town the underpass clearance sign is a few inches off. When the road was overlayed the sign wasn't changed.

Maybe a new POI

Maybe a new POI list with low bridges the criteria.

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Last Mrk wrote:

Maybe a new POI list with low bridges the criteria.

You mean like this:
http://www.poi-factory.com/node/1154

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Low Clearances or Bad Drivers

There is a low bridge over US Hwy 61 on the North side of Davenport, IA. Signs are posted starting several miles from the bridge. At the bridge there are large flashing yellow warning lights mounted over large signs warning of the low clearance. A month doesn't go by that a semi-truck will hit the bridge. Are these drivers idiots, or just can't read? If they can try to fit a 13'6" high trailer under a bridge marked 12'8", I doubt they can operate or understand a GPS. redface

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Yea, just like that. Proves

Yea, just like that. smile Proves they don't need to legislate against gps useage, just against stupid drivers.

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so build bridges bigger. why

so build bridges bigger. why not have a standard height thats above the height of the standard truck ? no more damage due to strikes.

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Height/Width

zurk wrote:

so build bridges bigger. why not have a standard height thats above the height of the standard truck ? no more damage due to strikes.

And, standard width lanes stops oversized trucks how?? Of course, we should spend a lot of taxpayer money to rebuild infrastructure to protect someone who can't read a height sign? I agree that new construction should consider this issue... but, there's quite a few old bridges that just need to be avoided.

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