Because My Car Said So

If you thought sending drivers along a 100-foot cliff was crazy enough, you won’t believe this entry from the annals of bad directions from wonky British in-car navigation systems. Except this time I’m not so sure if it’s the fault of the system or the drivers who rely too much on it rather than their own common sense. The headlines say that satellite navigation systems are telling drivers in Luckington, England to drive straight into the river. It’s a bit less straightforward than that: there are “bridge out” signs there, and the drivers are ignoring them, relying instead on what their cars’ navigation systems are telling them. The river is normally about two feet deep but is higher after rainfall, and one or two cars have had to be pulled from the water each day since the main route’s closure. Via Engadget and Gizmodo.

See previous entry: Crackpot Directions Send Drivers Along a Cliff.