There was a forum thread about satnavs & the stupid idiots that followed their electronic voice religiously.There is a brand new dual carriageway opened near me,everytime I turn on a satnav(I do it just for amusement)whilst on this road,it recalibrates itself & shows me driving in a field then tells me to turn left onto East Road(even if I'm travelling in the opposite direction,the satnav says turn left...)when there is no roadway to turn left onto but there is a disused railway bridge. :)
Bit like a road (bridle-path) near to where I live. The local farmer and recovery company lost a regular income of rescuing vehicles on rainy days from the nearby ford, when the council gated and signposted the area.
I use a TomTom and all in all I am quite happy with it. But as has been said already it does need one to use some commonsense with it and accept that the device is just a machine and so has no commonsense of it`s own.
Here in rural Wales the device seems to relay too much on taking the shortest route everywhere even when the shortest route is not the best way to go. Follow the satnav too rigidly around here and you could end up half way up Snowdon.
An artic driver following his satnav tried to drive along a B road in the area,damaging 2 bridges(which he got stuck between)and lead to the roads closure for 6mths.Fortunately,I didnt live in the affected village but regularly had to endure the torrents of abuse from the villagers when transporting them home after a night out as it added £18 to their taxi fare having to use the alternative route.
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