Transcript for GPS system part of investigation into bus crash
Back W that scary crash on a Long Island parkway sheared off by a low overpass that injures dozens of students and officials are asking if gps played a re in the accident. ABC's gio Benitez is here with test Reporter: Good morning to you. Police say theve was using a consumer grade store bought G rather than one intended for commercial drivers and that say notave alerted him to low B on that road. That'st of the investigation right now. This rning, police looking into whether a gps istly to blame for this devastating accident. It HAPD so fast and, you know,here's really no words that can describe it Amb to an auto accident eastbound. Or carrying 43 passengerstly high schoolers on their way homem a spring eak trip to Europe slammed into one of theow bridges on Long Island's south S parkway. A roadommercial vehicles includintrucks and buses are banned from due to its low overpasses. Chaperoner the bus driver said duck. Held up my hands and felt glass on my hands. Ter: Signs the parkway sayrcial vehicles are prohibited Bute say the driver was not familiar with the road and relie on a ste-bought gps. That did not inc warnings from sid vehicles like a commercial gps might. We'v seen truck after truck crash overpa there were 13,000 incidentsike this in 2013 alone. So in5 we jumped into a oversized snowplowo test three lar consumer gpsystems T see if they would alerts to a low bridgear ahead. We are apphing the bridge righw. No alert. Not a single one did. And New York department of transportation sayshat a new electronicrm system to warn drs of ersized vehicles about pass had just been installed near that crash site, but guess what, is still being tested. A major flaw. Yeah, okay, gio, thanks very
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