An interesting snippet from the wire service this morning:
BERLIN (Reuters) – A German motorist followed the command “Turn right now!” from his navigation system and crashed into a small toilet hut by the side of the road — about 30 yards before the crossing he was meant to take.
The overly obedient 53-year-old from Freiburg drove his sport utility vehicle off the road onto into a building site, up a stairway and into the small toilet shack, police in the eastern town of Rudolstadt said Sunday.
It caused 2,000 euros ($2,500) worth of damage to the stairway, 100 euros damage to his car, and he was also fined 35 euros.
Earlier this month an 80-year-old motorist also chose to follow his navigation system and ignored a “closed for construction” sign on a Hamburg motorway. He then crashed into a pile of sand but neither he nor his passenger were injured.
Even with a GPS navigation system, you still need to know where you’re going and make your own decisions. They’re 99% accurate in my experience and that 1% error margin can be dangerous!
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