GPS causing truckers to crash into bridges!

 

Here's another reason you should be watching the road more than your GPS smile
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,566748,00.html?test=late...

"ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state wants to crack down on truckers who rely on satellite devices to direct them onto faster but prohibited routes and end up crashing into overpasses that are too low for their rigs".

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See this thread.

More discossion on this topic here: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25447

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The System

alandb wrote:

More discossion on this topic here: http://www.poi-factory.com/node/25447

Someone always wants to beat the system. This group ends up wrecking their rig.

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The GPSr is doing nothing

The GPSr is doing nothing wrong it is all operator error!

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Nuvi 3790LMT, Nuvi 760 Lifetime map, Lifetime NavTraffic, Garmin E-Trex Legend Just because "Everyone" drives badly does not mean you have to.

Maybe just require an IQ test?

Maybe these people shouldn't be driving period let alone an 18 wheeler? When the sign says low clearance ahead that's usually a clue to change routes whether or not the gps says to or not.

Do not balme GPS

Gps is not to blame. Truckers are pressed for time in a society of just in time delivery.

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Gps! ask where to go and get there! Best of all, what we need is to have accurate pois to reach all destinations

oh well...

There's always something razz

GPS FOR TRUCKERS

They do make GPS units for trucks that even are hazmat aware.

http://www.gpsonsale.com/vehiclenavigation/index.htm?gclid=C...

Why not just levy huge fines

Why not just levy huge fines for striking a bridge? Maybe some points/loss of license?

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Crash Into Bridges

I drive a truck and the GPS is used as a source of information for routing; you must pay attention to signage since the database used in each GPS varies in correlation to actual terrain. I run with 2-3 truck GPS units and all will provide warnings and routing that differ at times and sometimes would route you onto restricted routes - pay attention!!!

Payday Loans Cause Extra-Ordinary Loss of Income!

.. Film at 11.

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gps's don't kill people.

gps's don't kill people. People kill people

Why not just levy huge fines

Q wrote:

Why not just levy huge fines for striking a bridge? Maybe some points/loss of license?

Don't forget bridge repair!

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Ok, It's Now 11 (Eastern Time)

And you probably thought my last post was just a lame attempt at humor.

The film: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWzLg7djLII

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It's about the Line- If a line can be drawn between the powers granted and the rights retained, it would seem to be the same thing, whether the latter be secured by declaring that they shall not be abridged, or that the former shall not be extended.

gps in trucks

onestep wrote:

The GPSr is doing nothing wrong it is all operator error!

I agree with that. They were using probably gps for regular cars as those for trucks are way more expensive. But it is always more acceptable to people to blame somebody/something for their own stupidity.

GPS is a tool

A GPS is only one tool. It is not meant to override common sense, road signs, road maps, your spouses's advise, etc. To mindlessly follow a GPS instructions is what I would call a "fools tool". Dont just use your eyes and ears. Use your brain too!

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Unless you are the lead sled dog, the view never changes. I is retard... every day is Saturday! I still own the StreetPilot c340, and the Garmin Nuvi 765t, but upgraded to the NO "recalculating", 3590 LMT.

sounds like truckers need

sounds like truckers need special equipment. Not a store bought GPS

Hm...

grzesja wrote:
onestep wrote:

The GPSr is doing nothing wrong it is all operator error!

I agree with that. They were using probably gps for regular cars as those for trucks are way more expensive. But it is always more acceptable to people to blame somebody/something for their own stupidity.

How much smarts does it take to be a truck driver...

Tsk

I weep for the deepening stupidity of people.

I Have Yet To

See a GPS grab the steering wheel of a vehicle.

So I'm thinking that the driver is responsible for what the truck ran into.

But hey, I was wrong once, I thought I was wrong, but it turns out I wasn't.

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Low bridges

jwt873 wrote:

Here's another reason you should be watching the road more than your GPS smile
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http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,566748,00.html?test=late...

"ALBANY, N.Y. — New York state wants to crack down on truckers who rely on satellite devices to direct them onto faster but prohibited routes and end up crashing into overpasses that are too low for their rigs".

Bild bigger bridges and they will come...
Get some new glasses and you will see the low bridge

ohwogo nuvi 750

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They Pay

This wasn't a GPS related deal but an escorted trucker struck a bridge and they did enough damage that the firm had to pay for the entire bridge replacement. About 20 mil.

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maybe Albany should figure

maybe Albany should figure out a way to clear up the mess of on/off ramps heading to NJ, upstate or NE.