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10-09-2006, 08:08 PM
Driver obeys navigation system, no matter what

BERLIN (Reuters) - An 80-year-old German motorist obediently following his navigation system ignored a motorway "closed for construction" sign and crashed his Mercedes into a pile of sand further down the road, police said Monday.

"The driver was following the orders from his navigation system and even though there was a sufficient number of warnings and barricades, he continued his journey into the construction site," a police spokeswoman told Reuters.

"His trip finally ended when he wound up crashing into a pile of sand," she added.

The driver and his wife escaped uninjured from the collision, which occurred on a motorway near Hamburg.[/b]

10-09-2006, 08:50 PM
Hi Stephen. Maybe the topic should have been, "Only idiots jump in a lake wearing cement overshoes when playing 'Simon Says'."

10-10-2006, 11:49 AM
Right after Hertz got Neverlost in many of their vehicles I had a client who rented a car in LA with it and experienced this sort of issue first hand. The Neverlost seemed to be off by a quarter mile or so. It kept trying to get him to drive down the LA River and he didn't think that Hertz would appreciate him playing in the mud so he didn't.