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    www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local-beat/When-Your-GPS-Can-Be-Dangerous-116397894.html?__source=Newsletter-Daily
    That awkward moment when you realize it IS your circus and those ARE your monkeys!

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    At least her suitcase survived intact.
    I'm probably wrong

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    • #3
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      It's not the GPS's fault. It's the lemming that blindly accepts what it says without applying any common sense. Go a different way. It *will* recalculate.

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      Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
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      • #4
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        reminds me of the ad....
        take a left... nono right..
        allstate ad

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by Tazracing
          reminds me of the ad....
          take a left... nono right..
          allstate ad
          Yeah, me too Taz. Exactly.

          And also reminds me of when my blues brother and I were on an adventure to Memphis to get blind wasted on Beale Street, coming into downtown on I-40, the lady on the GPS (which HE insisted we take along with us, it was his) was yelling STAY RIGHT! STAY RIGHT!

          I'm nearly familiar with the road and he wasn't and he too was yelling STAY RIGHT! No, we have to exit left, and THEN go right about a hundred yards away. GPS is no good at complicated intersections.

          If we'd stayed "right" we'dda gone over the Mississippi River bridge into Arkansas.

          You look at the fact that the lady was 60-something, which leads us all to doubt her cognizant abilities, but in all I'm not surprised GPS led her to hell if she was relying on it.
          Charter member of the Turd Nuggets

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          • #6
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            ya those things can be really weird at times driving back from an Avenged Sevenfold concert the other night i was going down I-80 and it told me to take aperrantly ramp my car onto an overpass for absolutly no reason about 10 miles it told me to take the car and jump it into the rive below and then about 20min later it told me to take the exit drive across the junction and get back on...needles to say i just shut it down.
            GF:Did you motor blow up?
            Me:No i took the rod and shoved it through my block on purpose...

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            • #7
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              If I want a voice bitching at me about driving the wrong way then the passenger seat better be occupied...much more satisfying to throw into the highway than the GPS.
              The former Remy-Z

              "Remy-Z, you've outdone yourself again, I thought a Mirada was the icing on the cake of rodding, but this Imperial is the spread of little 99-cent candy letters spelling out "EAT ME" on top of that cake."

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Remy-Z
                If I want a voice bitching at me about driving the wrong way then the passenger seat better be occupied...much more satisfying to throw into the highway than the GPS.
                Good point... :D
                I'm probably wrong

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                • #9
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                  Her mistake was that she blindly followed the instructions of a machine programmed by a fallable human who probably has never been to San Diego. That, and a total lack of common sense on her part. If that GPS directed her to drive off a cliff, would she do it? :
                  BS'er formally known as Rebeldryver

                  Resident Instigator

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                  • #10
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                    I've learned to ignore the first three things my GPS says.
                    Yes, I'm a CarJunkie... How many times would YOU rebuild the same engine before getting a crate motor?




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                    • #11
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                      I've been to San Diego some of those railroad crossing do look a lot like streets.
                      If anybody ever makes it to Van Nuys Blvd the Metro Link station there looks a lot like a street too,width,lines etc....
                      In the dark,rain,or with wet streets,and being unfamiliar with the area I can see them looking allot like streets.

                      But within about 100 feet the flat street looking part ends,just about the time all the shelters and benchs stop.then the gravel starts and the rails go off in the distance.

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                      • #12
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                        Originally posted by Cyclone03
                        I've been to San Diego some of those railroad crossing do look a lot like streets.
                        If anybody ever makes it to Van Nuys Blvd the Metro Link station there looks a lot like a street too,width,lines etc....
                        In the dark,rain,or with wet streets,and being unfamiliar with the area I can see them looking allot like streets.

                        But within about 100 feet the flat street looking part ends,just about the time all the shelters and benchs stop.then the gravel starts and the rails go off in the distance.
                        I am learning first-hand this weekend. Add to the fun a highway that has settled so much that there's two jumps and that people are dying to be used as apexes out here...
                        The former Remy-Z

                        "Remy-Z, you've outdone yourself again, I thought a Mirada was the icing on the cake of rodding, but this Imperial is the spread of little 99-cent candy letters spelling out "EAT ME" on top of that cake."

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