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#1 vancanfan

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:37 PM

:lol:

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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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

It took her until the 2nd day to figure out something was amiss?
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

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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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:41 PM

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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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:42 PM

Entering Croatia was her first clue?
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:43 PM

Entering Croatia was her first clue?


You would think that entering France and THEN Germany would've been a clue.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:44 PM

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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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:03 PM

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


There's some pretty stupid people out there.

Some even think Luongo may start on Saturday!!!
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:10 PM

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


There's some pretty stupid people out there.

Some even think Schneider may start on Saturday!!!

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

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


And if I am not mistaken, you have to cross the Alps to get to Croatia.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

And if I am not mistaken, you have to cross the Alps to get to Croatia.


I just google map'd it.

She likely would've driven through Germany, Austria and then Slovenia (which included a good 300km of alps) to get to Zagreb.

This part had me laughing:

Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn't in Belgium anymore.



SUDDENLY?!?!?

Taking 2 days to drive 90 miles wouldn't have you question what was happening at any time?!?!?
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

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..


Yeah that is crazy, driving from Calgary to Winnipeg is about 820 miles, one would think if you're driving 90 miles you would arrive at your destination 2 hours tops, not 2 days.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:26 PM

Definitely the electronic object's fault the driver was a moron.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

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


More like a faulty brain.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:29 PM

Common sense is not so common
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:04 PM

I came here to make a remark about her stupidity, but it appears that its all been covered. Good work people.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:06 PM

Now that's taking the scenic route
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:27 PM

She's bright!
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:28 PM

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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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

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women drivers, am I rite fellas?
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:36 PM

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.


Hahaha those are great!
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:37 PM

i wouldn't mind doing that trip. crosses one thing off of her bucket list!
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

I hear property is dirt cheap in Croatia now.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:45 PM

women drivers, am I rite fellas?


Riiiight.....


WY: MAN FOUND UNHARMED AFTER LED ASTRAY BY GPS

http://www.jocosarbl...ray-by-gps.html



GPS Led Canadian Couple to Tragedy

http://www.outsideon...to-Tragedy.html


^^^ Man driving......


GPS Strands Nevada Couple Stranded in Snow


http://abcnews.go.co...tory?id=9437747


^^^ Man driving


GPS fails; man follows directions straight into Alaska harbor


http://articles.lati...alaska-20120823



Next..........

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:47 PM

i wouldn't mind doing that trip. crosses one thing off of her bucket list!


You think a woman who drove 900 miles in the wrong direction has the capacity to create a bucket-list?
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:53 PM

If she was American I bet she'd sue.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:59 PM

If she was American I bet she'd sue.

That's what I was thinking not just American though, then I read she's 67.
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

Riiiight.....







^^^ Man driving......




^^^ Man driving





Next..........



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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:07 PM

It took her until the 2nd day to figure out something was amiss?

Yeah and that's the thing: anyone who is foolish enough to trust GPS directions without double checking almost deserves to get lost. Goodness knows we can't put that kind of blind faith in technology :rolleyes:
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Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:08 PM

Riiiight.....







^^^ Man driving......




^^^ Man driving





Next..........


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