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REALLY?: GPS Blamed by Elderly Couple for Causing Church Crash

 

Universal

I'm glad to hear this isn't just an American phenomena where people don't want to be held accountable for their own actions of inattention or stupdity. It sounds like a lawsuit will come of this blaming the manufacturer of the GPS.

This reminds me of that All

This reminds me of that All State insurance commercial where the guy tells the driver to turn right after "recalculating" and the driver runs into another car.

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http://www.poi-factory.com/node/21626 - red light cameras do not work

Gotta Luv It

I wonder if the ol guy has an item attached to his butt to tell him when to take a dump, and then how many times to wipe and in which direction?

Wait

DrewDT wrote:

I'm glad to hear this isn't just an American phenomena where people don't want to be held accountable for their own actions of inattention or stupdity. It sounds like a lawsuit will come of this blaming the manufacturer of the GPS.

Wait, you mean to tell me that I should be held responsible for my own actions?
In a world that crazy it would be harder to blame things on other people.

Maybe they should ...

... move the church so it doesn't happen again. Probably easier than expecting people to think for themselves.

You Can't Fix Stupid..!!

Like my Father use to tell me.. "Son, You Can't Fix Stupid..!!" grin

Nuvi1300WTGPS

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

Hmm

Elderly drivers can get confused easily. I don't fault them 100%, but common sense says you don't do certain things.

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For some reason, it reminds me of Terminator.

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Michael -- Nuvi 755T

WOW

Poor guy. At least no one was hurt.

They do that all the time in

They do that all the time in FL and they don't need a gps.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Holy Smoke!!!!

Hopefully this will keep them off the roads....Sounds like he shouldn't have been driving in the first place....

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Bobby....Garmin 2450LM

Blame?

lol And the guy that sued because his gps told him to make a turn onto railroad tracks!

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nuvi' 2450

Bad Directions.

charlesd45 wrote:

They do that all the time in FL and they don't need a gps.

Do you have any prof of you claim.You have old people in all states.Any one could follow bad directions on a GPS.

guess you've never lived there

mdh31951 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

They do that all the time in FL and they don't need a gps.

Do you have any prof of you claim.You have old people in all states.Any one could follow bad directions on a GPS.

I guess you've never lived in Florida, especially around one of the "retirement communities." Too many full size caddys and lincolns being driven by people that can barely look under the steering wheel and over the top of the dash - let alone reach and push the brake pedal.

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Freedom is not the right to do what we want, but what we ought. - A. Lincoln

Unbelievable

Nuvi1300WTGPS wrote:

Like my Father use to tell me.. "Son, You Can't Fix Stupid..!!" grin

Nuvi1300WTGPS

That is the truth!!

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2597 Sometimes I wonder..."Why is that Frisbee getting bigger?"...and then, it hits me.

Blame

It is human nature to avoid looking stupid no matter what your age. Who has not made a stupid blunder when he was 10, 20 or any age. When you trip, slip and fall, the first thing you do is to look around to see if anyone saw.
The blame game is universal. It can't be us. No matter who you are, where you live or how old you are.
Like a comedian used to say: "The devil made me do it."

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Nuvi 1450 Newbe When you see a fork in the road, Take it!

If You Checked Around...

mdh31951 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

They do that all the time in FL and they don't need a gps.

Do you have any prof of you claim.You have old people in all states.Any one could follow bad directions on a GPS.

Yes but if you look at any demographics you will find that Florida has a MUCH higher percentage of full time "Golden Years" residents and part time residents.

"Sometimes common sense ain't so common." Mark Twain

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If you ain't got pictures, I wasn't there.

Guess You Never Lived There.

Box Car wrote:
mdh31951 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

They do that all the time in FL and they don't need a gps.

Do you have any prof of you claim.You have old people in all states.Any one could follow bad directions on a GPS.

I guess you've never lived in Florida, especially around one of the "retirement communities." Too many full size caddys and lincolns being driven by people that can barely look under the steering wheel and over the top of the dash - let alone reach and push the brake pedal.

You are very wrong in your guess,I am a fifth generation Floridian and live in what you would call a retirement community Saint Petersburg,things have changed around here quite a bit and the average age is younger now.I am 59 not exactly young but not and old fart by any means what I dislike is when I drive 5,10 or so miles per hour over the speed limit and drivers on my tail like they are going to run over me.Like I said before anyone could make a mistake following GPS directions,or just driving period.Some people have suggested the couple keys be taken away in this case it is probably warranted,but it applies to the over zelous speed demons also.

If You Checked Around

alpine1 wrote:
mdh31951 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

They do that all the time in FL and they don't need a gps.

Do you have any prof of you claim.You have old people in all states.Any one could follow bad directions on a GPS.

Yes but if you look at any demographics you will find that Florida has a MUCH higher percentage of full time "Golden Years" residents and part time residents.Funny the people that are talking about Florida drivers don't live in Florida,they just assume what they hear is correct.

"Sometimes common sense ain't so common." Mark Twain

Yes they inundate us from the colder climates.Arizona and other states that are warm in winter time also have higher age demographics.

What you see in FL

mdh31951 wrote:
Box Car wrote:
mdh31951 wrote:
charlesd45 wrote:

They do that all the time in FL and they don't need a gps.

Do you have any prof of you claim.You have old people in all states.Any one could follow bad directions on a GPS.

I guess you've never lived in Florida, especially around one of the "retirement communities." Too many full size caddys and lincolns being driven by people that can barely look under the steering wheel and over the top of the dash - let alone reach and push the brake pedal.

You are very wrong in your guess,I am a fifth generation Floridian and live in what you would call a retirement community Saint Petersburg,things have changed around here quite a bit and the average age is younger now.I am 59 not exactly young but not and old fart by any means what I dislike is when I drive 5,10 or so miles per hour over the speed limit and drivers on my tail like they are going to run over me.Like I said before anyone could make a mistake following GPS directions,or just driving period.Some people have suggested the couple keys be taken away in this case it is probably warranted,but it applies to the over zelous speed demons also.

My statement was they didn't need a gps.You see on the news and read in the papers all the time.Driver runs into building.Gas pedal stuck or hit gas instead of brake.I am too a senior and live close to Holiday.You are right about drivers following on your rear bumper no matter how fast you are going.You also never go on green until at least two to three cars have went through the red light on opposite side.What I observe sure most Floridans see everyday like me.

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Charlie. Nuvi 265 wt and 2597 LMT.

Indeed...

farrissr wrote:

Hopefully this will keep them off the roads....Sounds like he shouldn't have been driving in the first place....

I already took the keys away from my 76 year old father. His mind is still sharp, but his reflexes are not up to it anymore. He also gets scared easily with younger drivers doing stupid things on the road. He hasn't been in a car (except as a passenger) in over a year.

When my GPS has told me something stupid, I pull over and check the landscape (if going to a new place), if it doesn't make sense I turn around or call the place I'm going to, to ask for directions. It it shows something stupid along a route I know, I just ignore it (got to wonder about those phone transmitters interfering now evil )

As you said, they shouldn't have been on the road in the first place. They probably got confused and they are trying to blame the GPSr. Some elderly people (out of need or otherwise) are afraid of someone taking away their keys.

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i don't listen well

first day had my gps i was following ts directions home. right up until it told me to drive off the bridge. my wife has always told me i don't listen well. i guess she was right because i wasn't about to drive off a bridge.

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