Georgia Officials to Replace Confusing HOV Signs

July 17, 2008

Georgia transportation officials are planning to replace a confusing sign at the left-hand interstate exit where last year’s deadly Bluffton University bus crash occurred.

The National Transportation Safety Board last week blamed the sign as the primary cause for the accident, also citing driver error and lack of seat belts as key factors.

Georgia officials will replace all car-pool lane signs on metro Atlanta interstates by March 2010.

The bus driver thought he was staying in a car-pool lane when he drove onto the exit ramp, plowed through a stop sign and hurtled from an overpass back onto the interstate below. Five members of northwest Ohio’s Bluffton University baseball team were killed, along with the driver and his wife.

Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

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