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Old 01-15-2013, 01:20 PM   #1
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You drove HOW far??

Put too much faith in technology and you may wind up in Croatia. A 67-year-old woman from Belgium learned that the hard way after she followed (faulty) directions from her GPS device.

The woman only wanted to go about 90 miles from her hometown of Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium, to pick up a friend at the Brussels train station. Her GPS device sent her about 900 miles to the south before (during the second day of driving) she realized that something was amiss. It's unclear if she entered the address incorrectly or if the GPS was faulty.

Discovery explains that the driver, Sabine Moreau, stopped twice for gas, slept on the side of the road, and "even suffered a minor car accident" along the way. She told El Mundo that she wasn't paying attention.

I was distracted, so I kept driving. I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I kept driving because I was distracted. Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn't in Belgium anymore.

The lesson here: If you start seeing road signs in (multiple) foreign languages, pull over. You're probably going the wrong way.

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I mean I am sure all of us have been SLIGHTLY led astray by our GPS's...maybe you go a way that's not the BEST, but you GO get there. But NEVER 810 miles out of the way.
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Distracted is putting it mildly
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This person must have borderline Alzheimer's or something. Any thinking person would have deduced after 3 or 4 hours of driving that they had driven over 90 miles. 2 Days??
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I'm not really up on my European geography...but looking at a map, isn't this sorta equivalent to me needing to pick someone up in St. Pete (from Orlando) and instead winding up in Virginia?? Distance wise anyway.
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I'm not really up on my European geography...but looking at a map, isn't this sorta equivalent to me needing to pick someone up in St. Pete (from Orlando) and instead winding up in Virginia?? Distance wise anyway.
Yeah, I looked at the Google map. You have to do a lot of work to drive from Belgium to Croatia. And like you said, beside the time involved, the roadsign language changes should have been a real clue. There is some mental acuity missing here.
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She must have been using Apple Maps
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I bet she's a mouth breathing Obama voter.
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Distracted for 900 miles?
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