Swiss van driver gets stuck up a 'glorified goat track,' blames GPS

 
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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

You have to love the Swiss

I hope he is not the person who works on the famous
"Swiss Watch" everybode always talks about.

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Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!

I love it when ...

... the stupid blame someone or something else for their mistake not realizing that it makes them look even more stupid than the original mistake does.

Idiot. Shame that the guard rail held.

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Nice

How stupid can people be. He got what he deserved. And I am sure it cost him a pretty penny to get air lifted out.

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You Can't Fix Stupid..!!

As the old saying goes: "You Can't Fix Stupid..!!"

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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I'm not really lost.... just temporarily misplaced!

Wrong way

Wonder if they sent him bill for the air-lift?

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Dumb? Maybe

Last Mrk wrote:

It seems a lot of people have trouble taking responsibility for being dumb. smile

http://www.engadget.com/2010/09/29/swiss-van-driver-gets-stuck-up-a-glorified-goat-track-blames/

I remember when i got my first GPS, a 260W. I had Topo Maps also. I go fly fishing up in the interior in the Summer. Not knowing it made a difference, i had all three ticked in Map info. 2d 3d and Topo. In avoidance's i had only Ferries ticked off. Off we went with 24 foot trailer in tow. All was fine until we needed to get off road and start heading up the mountain towards the Lake. It takes me on a dirt road which is not unusual. What was unusual is that it was single lane only. 1/4 of a mile in i realized i was on a farm road. Tractor or 4 wheeler only type of road. Luckily i was able to turn around. Took me about 30 minutes to figure out why my garmin took me off road like that. At that time I really didn't understand how these things worked (not that it's too much better now)...lol. I trusted my Gps and that's why i followed its direction. It didn't steer my wrong. It was me that didn't tick the "unpaved roads" Route Preference was also set wrong. It can happen. Hopefully one doesn't trust ones Gps unconditionally and if your on the wrong road, you catch on sooner rather than later.

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That and the car that nearly

That and the car that nearly drove off a cliff and blamed on the GPS....

Where's common sense anymore these days?....

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-Chris

"I was just following orders"

doesn't seem to be an acceptable excuse in court, either . . .

http://www.techdirt.com/articles/20090918/0148046235.shtml

Sounds almost like "cruise control"

This reminds me of the old story about the driver who thought "cruise control" would stear his car for him, and hit a tree.

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Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things!

Bad things can happen

even without a GPS to blame.

http://tinyurl.com/37s4dkm

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If you don't know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else. - Yogi Berra

Goat Track

He's just a sheep. Willing to follow whatever a GPS will tell him. Imagine what would happen if some manipulative person dished out orders....

Looks as if he might...

be about one taco short of a combination plate!

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"Backward, turn backward, oh time in your flight, make me a child again, just for tonight."

follow the route

In Davenport IA, bridges 2, trucks 0, and that was just last week. Drivers said GPS was at fault.

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The local rescue services

The local rescue services "kindly airlifted him out"?? I hate to think what the bill would be for these kind services would be in the US.

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JMoo On

construction

I would hate to see what he does if he drives through a construction zone using a GPS.

In his defense, there is a "road" here that isn't much better than the goat trail he drove down. But it is marked as a road, and only has 2 houses on it. It is just wide enough for 1 vehicle, and all gravel, winding up a mountain side.

LOL.

LOL.

Common Sense...

Another case of technology trumping common sense.