In September 2010, a double decker Megabus crashed into a low CSX railroad bridge in suburban Syracuse, which killed four passengers. Commercial traffic has now been banned from the highway. The ban took effect after state crews finished installing the last of the signs in Salina, New York on Route 370 (Onandaga Lake Parkway) and has been in effect since December 9, 2011. In addition, warning lights have been installed along with a laser system that is designed to warn drivers of vehicles taller than the railroad bridge. I consider the major cause of the Megabus crash as distracted driving, since the driver was preoccupied with his GPS system and didn’t notice warning signs about the bridge’s height.
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Michael Leizerman is a truck accident attorney who blogs about truck and bus collisions and other topics relevant to transportation and safety.