May 12, 2007

Woman Follows GPS onto Railroad Crossing

This out of the UK; woman follows her Sat Nav/GPS onto a railroad crossing at night and gets car hit by train. She's perfectly fine; the car is a mess. The circumstances aren't quite as clean cut as blindly following the GPS to a railroad crossing and getting hit, but it's another example of people checking their common sense at the door when they use a GPS. There were a few signs that should have told her that she was in trouble.... like the fact that she had to open a train gate by hand (she thought it was a farm gate), there were rail tracks under her feet when she then moved her car into the crossing, and got out to close the first gate and open the second gate.

The woman said, "People should be more careful with them - you never know where they might lead you." Chief Inspector Paul Richards of British Transport Police said "We would advise people to use sat navs with due caution," he added.

Yea, that and a bit of common sense.

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Posted by Scott Martin at May 12, 2007 5:44 AM

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