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Truckers Guided by GPS Said to Hit N.Y. Bridges 200 Times

Truckers Guided by GPS Said to Hit N.Y. Bridges 200 Times

By Jeff Plungis – Sep 24, 2012 12:17 PM PT
 

The U.S. should write standards for GPS-connected devices used by truck and bus drivers to stop them from hitting low bridges after driving onto restricted roads, U.S. Senator Charles Schumer said.

 

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Traffic on the George Washington Bridge in New York City.

Truckers following faulty directions by global positioning systems devices have hit bridges in New York City, Long Island and Westchester County more than 200 times in the past two years, the New York Democrat said in a letter to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood yesterday.

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