Alyssa Thompson captured the scene on Storrow Drive inbound shortly after 5 p.m. when the drivers of three charter buses (one out of camera view) managed to pull up short before peeling their roofs off like sardine cans.
Seriously - are professional GPS units so costly? Oh, wait, map atlases are less than $30.
Can the fines for these tickets be amended to include "must furnish proof of purchase of a commercial GPS unit"?
finally post adequately worded, sized, and placed signs instead. Oh wait, it's obviously easier to place another burden on those despicable commercial drivers instead.
And if inadequate GPS units are REALLY the problem, then perhaps we should require the GPS manufacturers to provide at least basic road restriction information on ALL units they sell.
A burden on them?
Huh? Its the cost of doing business.
Why should we the people be burdened by adding more signs when theyre the ones that can and should have the proper GPS?
I know your name is roadman but are you so fixated in subsidizing drivers you dont understand holding someone responsible for their own business or choices?
then we should make sure that they conform to commonly accepted engineering standards and "best practices". Those standards exist for a reason. If yiou're going to put up signs anyway, then following them doesn't cost extra. The height-warning signage on the approaches to Storrow Drive doesn't, in general, conform to those standards. If fixing it can help avoid the costs and delays caused by commercial and rental-truck drivers making mistakes, I'm all for it. I appreciate the arguments about "subsidizing drivers" but in this case, I'm in favor of stuffing ideology in favor of getting results.
Glad to see somebody else out here gets it.
and prohibitions to allow them to avoid a roadway BEFORE they've committed to using it is a very reasonable use of transportation expenditure. And is also relatively inexpensive compared to most other things MassDOT and DCR spend money on.
The fact is that the Storrow vehicle problem was around long before GPS was invented, let alone became commonplace. Sure, fixing the signing will not totally eliminate these incidents, but will go a long way towards reducing them for ALL drivers, not just the ones using GPS.
not to bother to read the signs. But the signs have to be there for precisely that reason: Otherwise, many more people would pull this kind of stupid "sorrowing" stunt.
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