Driver Nearly Dies From Following GPS Instructions

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  1. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Maybe this is why it took so long for Apple to allow turn-by-turn applications into the App Store.
     
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    You arguably deserve to be removed from the gene pool if you decide to follow an electronic voice off the edge of a cliff. Fricking idiot.
     
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    Another reason Apple is leaving turn by turn to third parties.
     
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    Nothing like adding insult to injury. Not only does he get his car stuck and feel like a fool, he has to go to traffic court and pay a fine....
     
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    I was reading this yesterday and I wondered to myself:

    At what stage does common sense kick in?
    How about that gut-level self-preservation instinct?


    Some people are just born plain stupid.
     
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    maybe he was talking on his mobile at the same time.

    doesn't justify it.

    it's a frickin' computer....you use it to help guide you, but not follow it 100% exclusively.
     
  9. trule macrumors 6502

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    Maybe he was getting some ... :eek:
     
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    Does he realize that having sat-nav does not mean you can just keep your eyes closed?
     
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    This article reminds me of the joke that I used to use as my email sig: "I'm convinced my GPS hates me. It keeps telling me to turn when I'm on a bridge".

    Sounds like the GPS doesn't like him ;)
     
  15. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    QFT. To bad he didn't keep driving.

    Once while driving through Arizona about a year ago, my GPS started saying I was off road and to make a right turn soon so I could get back on the road. I could clearly see that the road had been shifted a few hundred feet to the right so there was now a huge seperator in between both directions. This was in the middle of the desert somewhere and the GPS software hadn't been updated to reflect the change. If I would have followed it's instructions, I would have been driving through the desert running over plants and bushes and things. I was tempted to do so just so I could blame it on the GPS.
     
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    A new generation of men rejoices as now, they are never lost.

    In other news, a new scrapyard is being built at the bottom of Breakneck Gorge. The owner was quoted as saying, "When I heard about the location becoming available, I knew it was too good to pass up."
     
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    We nearly died when we went to Mont Tremblant following the GPS. Well, I'm exaggerating. :p

    We followed the GPS through the mountain route instead of the highway route. It would be fine if we weren't driving a rental Colbalt with all seasons going up a curvy hill for an hour with 5 inches of snow on the ground, ditch on either side and SUVs tailgating and honking at us. :D
     
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    ^Awesome av! :D
    Not anymore!
     
  19. djellison macrumors 68020

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    Quite - this guy deserves everything coming to him- repair bill for car and driving fine.

    Doug
     
  20. plinden macrumors 68040

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    Well, to be fair to the driver, there are plenty of rural roads in the UK and Ireland that would barely qualify as a footpath. The path in the picture posted above doesn't look any worse than the single lane (and I mean single lane, if you meet traffic one of you has to pull off into a gateway) public road you would take to get to my in-law's house in Mayo.
     

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