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Woman drives 900 miles after GPS error

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http://news.yahoo.co...-181605523.html

Woman drives 900 miles out of her way after GPS error

Put too much faith in technology and you may wind up in Croatia. A 67-year-old woman from Belgium learned that the hard way after she followed (faulty) directions from her GPS device.

The woman only wanted to go about 90 miles from her hometown of Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium, to pick up a friend at the Brussels train station. Her GPS device sent her about 900 miles to the south before (during the second day of driving) she realized that something was amiss. It's unclear if she entered the address incorrectly or if the GPS was faulty.

Discovery explains that the driver, Sabine Moreau, stopped twice for gas, slept on the side of the road, and "even suffered a minor car accident" along the way. She told El Mundo that she wasn't paying attention.

I was distracted, so I kept driving. I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I kept driving because I was distracted. Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn't in Belgium anymore.

The lesson here: If you start seeing road signs in (multiple) foreign languages, pull over. You're probably going the wrong way.

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it was probably her fault.

"I was distracted, so I kept driving. I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I kept driving because I was distracted"

But the article is saying its the gps.

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To put that into perspective to drive from Vancouver to San Francisco its roughly 950 miles..

That's just ridiculous that you go that far..

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Un-bee-lievable that someone that stupid even has a driver's license in the first place. Riiiiight, faulty GPS........uh huh........

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Un-bee-lievable that someone that stupid even has a driver's license in the first place. Riiiiight, faulty GPS........uh huh........

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Un-bee-lievable that someone that stupid even has a driver's license in the first place. Riiiiight, faulty GPS........uh huh........

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You would think that entering France and THEN Germany would've been a clue.

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To put that into perspective to drive from Vancouver to San Francisco its roughly 950 miles..

That's just ridiculous that you go that far..

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Un-bee-lievable that someone that stupid even has a driver's license in the first place. Riiiiight, faulty GPS........uh huh........

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The comments section of a Yahoo story like this is always good for a few yuks. Some of my favs................

She should consider driving a taxi....She could make a fortune.

In a related story: Women dies of starvation at Brussels train station waiting for her friend to pick her up.

I never want to hear another word about men not stopping and asking for directions.

Her husband loves it, sends her on errands several times a week.

GPS

Granny Passed Station

Granny Pretty Senile

Granny Please Stop

Did she make her MENSA meeting, does anyone know?, Thx.

She realized she was lost when the Great Wall of China blocked her progress.

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women drivers, am I rite fellas?

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