Bridge Strikes and GPS

FMCSA Provided Tips for the Safe Use of GPS Navigation Systems

  • Select an electronic navigation system intended for use by truck and bus drivers
  • Before drivers begin their trip, they should type in all relevant information about their vehicles so the system can provide the appropriate route
  • Follow the route recommended by the navigation system, but ALWAYS obey traffic signs and advisories (such as low bridge overpasses, axle weight limits, detour signs, variable message signs, etc.)
  • Do not engage in distracted driving! Avoid typing or entering addresses or information into the navigation system while driving
  • If your navigation system does not provide automatic updates of the maps, be sure to obtain updates to ensure you are following the most current route planning information

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