Blindly following the instructions of the navigation application is something that should definitely not be done, and incidents on this topic, which occur sporadically, are clear evidence that supports this thesis.
This time it is about the driver of a delivery vehicle, who ended up in the river Virdale in Great Britain, after he used the application to find the desired address, they write Hot Tires.
According to local media, everything happened on January 19, when the driver somehow magically managed to enter the water near Westgate. He was obviously stuck, so he couldn’t reach the shore. After he shouted for help, the locals heard him and called the competent services. He was rescued, but not outside, who had to wait for a specialized vehicle to pull him out of the river.
Local authorities crooked navigation applications that suggest such dangerous routes to drivers, explaining that there is a bridge only a few hundred meters away from the place where the delivery vehicle got stuck. Admittedly, the name of the disputed application, which the driver used, has not been disclosed, although it is not difficult to assume that the driver appears to have relied on Waze, Google Maps or Apple Maps.
Not so long ago, two young Russians ended up on an abandoned road, after following a route suggested to them by Google Maps. The epilogue of this case was not pleasant at all, because the driver eventually died as a result of freezing.
Source: Hot Tires
Cover photo: The Northern Echo
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