Plunging into a River — That Makes Sense

Here we go again. Another story proving that an onboard GPS is a poor substitute for common sense, or at least some signs of neural activity. A woman drove her expensive Mercedes into a river in Leicestershire, and needed to be rescued before she was swept away. El Reg’s take: “The 28-year-old woman […] ignored signposts indicating the track was unsuitable for motor vehicles and gamely ploughed into the watercourse.” You’d think that the more stories like this there are, the more likely people are going to gain a clue, but there you have it. Via Engadget.

Previously: ‘Do Not Follow Satnav’; Ambulance Goes Slightly Astray; More German Driving Misadventures; Hang a Left at the Pile of Sand; Getting Stuck in a Narrow Welsh Laneway; Because My Car Said So; Crackpot Directions Send Drivers Along a Cliff.