Just Another Low Bridge Strike After Following GPS

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Steven W.'s Comment
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Ya know, in thinking about it I'm not sure I can recall ever talking to a driver that hit a low bridge which was clearly marked like that. How does that happen? I seriously do not understand it. When you're going under bridges that are 14-15 feet tall all day on the Interstates it should be painfully obvious when you see a 12 foot bridge that it's waaaaaay lower than any other bridges you've ever gone under. Waaaaaay lower.

But then it's clearly marked right there in plain sight with a bright yellow sign.

It's completely baffling. If a person can't figure out the right way to handle something so simple, how are they even alive? How do they figure out how to use a fork to eat? How to they figure out how to lift a toilet seat to use the restroom? If you can't understand how not to hit a well marked low bridge I don't know what you can figure out.

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Probably got lost in the driving and forgot all about driving a truck. That old car mentality took over in which you never even look at such things. Im just preparing for school and cant see that ever happening to me (knock on wood) but with the way people drive, I can certainly see it happening to some.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Steven W.'s Comment
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Oh, just wanted to add I saw a trucker once creep up real slow to a bridge marked 13'-3", bump his truck against it. Then instead of backing up gunned it until the truck got stuck under it. Don't know if he thought he could squeeze the truck under it or if he just missed reverse or thught he was hitting the breaks, but after 3 feet of trailer peeled back it finally stopped.

Lilysmomma's Comment
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So then, Why doesn't the city put up a better sign? There has to be something wrong there when two a month are hitting it...

Errol V.'s Comment
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So then, Why doesn't the city put up a better sign? There has to be something wrong there when two a month are hitting it...

You mean, like this bridge?

698291-can-opener-bridge-in-durham-9e256 (Note the "Over height when flashing" sign.)

Nope, not enough:

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This is the "Can Opener" in Durham NC.

Truckin Along With Kearse's Comment
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Don't forget the shark bridge hahha

Tractor Man's Comment
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So then, Why doesn't the city put up a better sign? There has to be something wrong there when two a month are hitting it...

To quote Bill Engvall "YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID"

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miracleofmagick's Comment
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So then, Why doesn't the city put up a better sign? There has to be something wrong there when two a month are hitting it...

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To quote Bill Engvall "YOU CAN'T FIX STUPID"

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Sorry, have to correct you on that. "You can't fix stupid!" Was Ron White.

Bill Engvall does the here's your sign bits.

Tractor Man's Comment
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Thanks Miracle, you are absolutely right! Hey........you just fixed stupid

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Tweak's Comment
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See, I don't get this. I mean, I plan on using a truck GPS, because I'm absolute rubbish with maps. Looking at the Rand McNally one, the latest model. Heh, I hope my driver trainer at Prime doesn't mind...

But anyway, even when using my phone GPS in my truck(little truck, Silverado) I know to be aware of my surroundings. Guess it's that whole "720° security" thing from my deployments, but still. It seems common sense ain't so common these days.

Matt M.'s Comment
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When I did training at Prime we used a truck GPS, although a couple of trips my trainer turned it off and made me handwrite directions and go without it as an exercise.

I use Prime's "navigo" GPS and a Rand McNally GPS for my trips now, and it's pretty rare I'll even open the Atlas anymore. Then again, I've been damned near everywhere, sometimes I don't follow either GPS.

Rand MCNALLY tried to route me to a low clearance overpass in Tonawanda the other day, so still pay attention to signs about truck routes and clearances.

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