Another Slovak trucker blindly followed GPS navigation and blocked a small local road in France. Unfortunately, this was not the first time.
The French have long had a hard heart on foreign truck drivers. They often do not respect traffic signs and go to narrow local roads, where they then get stuck and block traffic. This happens to Slovak truckers quite often.
French portal The Dauphine reports an accident on Monday 11 January on a narrow local road near the river le Gelon.
“The Slovak truck remained blocked in a sharp turn near the village of Vérollets,” writes Le Dauphine.
The photo shows that this is really a sharp bend on a narrow road, which in some places does not even have marked center lines. A much smaller car than a truck could have trouble choosing it.
The portal writes that the trucker had nothing to do there because at the beginning of the road is a sign that prohibits the passage of vehicles longer than eight meters and heavier than 19 tons.
GPS over common sense
How did the Slovak truck driver get there? In short, he blindly followed the navigation. “He followed the GPS, which is designed for ordinary cars and not trucks,” states Le Dauphine. Finally, a special device had to pull him out of the dangerous bend.
“They will never learn that GPS for cars is not the same as navigation for trucks.” responded to Facebook local resident Stéphane Peroni, who shared an article about a Slovak trucker.
The French experience such cases quite often. In the summer we informed you about two identical cases. The uproar was caused in June in particular Slovak driver in a truck weighing 38 tons next to the village of Flumet, who was transporting grain. GPS led him to a narrow gravel road, where he remained hanging. The case provoked a heated debate.
“At such moments, one wonders how it is possible to have four hundred horses under the hood and one donkey behind the wheel?” Written by one of the readers of the article on Facebook.
Another local resident also added the suspicion that the Slovak may have known well where he is going: “I regularly see these trucks passing through my village so they don’t have to pay tolls. Maybe it will finally teach him to blindly follow only the GPS. “
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