Getting Stuck in a Narrow Welsh Laneway

On We Make Money Not Art, Régine rounds up previous stories about drivers in the UK being led astray (into rivers, along cliffs) by their dashboard GPS navigation units. (Or rather, about drivers in the UK allowing themselves to be led astray.) Anyway, she’s found another example: caravan drivers getting stuck in a narrow lane in the Welsh village of Llandwrog. Choice quote from Gwilym Jones, who lives at the lane’s entrance: “It’s easy to say they should have more common sense, but really if they don’t know the area they have no reason to doubt what the computer is telling them.” Via Bruce Sterling.

See previous entries: Because My Car Said So; Crackpot Directions Send Drivers Along a Cliff.