Do You Trust Your GPS Navigator?

Do You Trust Your GPS Navigator?

Taryn Williford
Oct 1, 2008

We've got some weird news: For the second time, a man in Bedford Hills, New York has trusted his GPS so much that he followed directions onto a set of train tracks last night. He made it out, but the train slammed into his empty car, causing no injuries but an almost two-hour delay for passengers. Earlier this year, a different man followed the same directions onto the same track. Being overly trusting of Satellite Navigation is apparently popular enough that some narrow roads in England have signs posted warning wide-vehicle drivers not to follow directions to turn there. GPS navigators are gaining insane popularity and lots of people are buying them for the plethora of convenient features they provide drivers, but like any technology it's not without it's problems. Let's get a discussion going... Do you trust your GPS Navigator?

We've been known to get lost because we're unknowingly traveling to City Street SE, as our navigator pointed us to, instead of City Street SW. We also once traveled an hour out of our way because our navigator didn't pick up on an access road that it should have.

We want to know: What's the worst pickle your navigator has gotten you into?

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