Blame the GPS. Don't use common sense.

 

Found this while surfing the net.
Morons, including the media, placing the blame everywhere but where it belongs.
Check out the comments.

https://www.yahoo.com/gma/video/gps-leaves-family-stranded-o...

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Under no circumstances whatsoever, will logic and common sense be tolerated.

Yep

Like Ron White says, "You can't fix stupid." Next thing I suppose they are going to sue the GPS manufacturer, then the store that sold it to them, then the government that put up and maintains the GPS satellites. Pretty soon the manual will be nothing but warning labels.

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Garmin Nuvi 2450

Depends on the Lawyer

jfossy wrote:

Like Ron White says, "You can't fix stupid." Next thing I suppose they are going to sue the GPS manufacturer, then the store that sold it to them, then the government that put up and maintains the GPS satellites. Pretty soon the manual will be nothing but warning labels.

If you get a lawyer that's sharp enough, the suits could also include Mother Nature for making the snow and God for making the mountain.

These people are among those that when told to "Take a long walk off a short pier" will actually do it!

Key Words

Saw this last night just before din-din.

The key words were "programmed for shortest route". May also have been an un-paved road and the avoidance was turned off. It was also a built-in GPS (I think).

Also noted that Yahoo doesn't want you to leave their site. Clicking the back button doesn't work. Even multiple fast clicks keep you there, at least IE 11 did that to me.

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Metricman Nuvi 660, GTM-20 Traffic Receiver Nuvi 3597 GTM-60 Traffic Receiver Williamsburg, VA

in the news

I read where this guys mother was suing taco bell for her son getting killed , it seems her son was a troubled individual and had problem's he didn't finish high school because he couldn't get along with his teachers so he didn't graduate and he went from one low paying job to another well he got a job with taco time and got fired so him and two others decided to rob the store at gun point . the only problem was another employee was also packing and shot and killed him . now the mother is suing the employee and taco time because it wasn't her sons fault he was robbing the store at gunpoint ! REALLY and some stupid judge will allow this to go to court !

Common Sense

Using Common sense seems to be a lost art now-a-days in too many cases.

Yep!

pratzert wrote:

Using Common sense seems to be a lost art now-a-days in too many cases.

Pretty much what I was thinking!

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Shortest Route...

Setting your GPS to show you the "shortest route" is insane. Fastest route won't have nearly as many issues. Try driving around in the mountains with "shortest route" selected. You will be routed down un-maintained dirt roads. 12 miles on that type of road can take a couple of hours whereas 25 miles on the highway will be much faster and definitely safer.

I'll never understand the "shortest route" people. In the city I'd rather go the longer route than be routed through a burned out warehouse district.

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avoiding the shortest route option is good advice!

It can be useful when walking but seldom helpful when driving.

doesn't

take a gps to make errors, at least the out come was ok, just a delay. read up on the James Kim from CNET incident.

Common Sense

When we travel the GPS is one of many tools that I will use on a trip. Still always carry a paper Atlas and have current state folding paper maps in the truck.

I just don't understand people blindly following an electronic device ...... of course I guess it makes sense if you look at our last Presidential election!

I will sometimes use both

I have been known to compare the shortest vs. fastest route when I am familiar with the territory. It is fun to see the time difference between the two. Sometimes, I can drive 18 fewer miles but it will take 2 minutes longer. In that case, I will usually take the shorter route. But, with that being said, you still have to use common sense. Was it Forrest Gump who said, 'Stupid is as stupid does'?

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It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible. ----George Washington

Common sense

...is an oxymoron.

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*Keith* MacBook Pro *wifi iPad(2012) w/BadElf GPS & iPhone6 + Navigon*