September 24, 2012 3:45 PM, EDT

GPS Devices Causing Trucks to Hit Low Overpasses, Sen. Schumer Says

Faulty GPS directions are causing hundreds of trucks to hit low overpasses in New York, said Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.).

About 200 bridge accidents per year have occurred in New York  state since 2005, Schumer wrote in a letter sent Monday to Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.

Schumer is calling on the U.S. Department of Transportation to investigate the cause of the problem and for national standards to be issued for GPS technology devices in trucks.

The accidents have resulted in $4.1 million in repairs on the Long Island Expressway in recent years, according to the New York State Department of Transportation.