This Is What Happens When The GPS Is Wrong

Illustration for article titled This Is What Happens When The GPS Is Wrong
Illustration for article titled This Is What Happens When The GPS Is Wrong

Robert Ziegler was doing what most people would do, driving his car and following the instructions of his GPS. The only problem? His GPS led him to a road where he couldn't get out.

Ziegler kept hoping that he'd be brought back to the main road but the GPS kept saying to go forward. It wasn't until he couldn't go forward or turn back around, did he realize the diddily he got himself in. Stuck on top of a mountain, he called for help and got flown out via helicopter (the car too!). A fireman likened the road Ziegler got stuck on as a "glorified goat track".

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It speaks to our growing dependence on gadgets that make life super easy like GPS. GPS is absolutely lovely but as Ziegler now knows, we shouldn't blindly follow instructions. Sometimes, we gots to use our noodle. [Daily Mail]

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platypus222
Platypus Man

I'll admit it — if I were in his situation, there's a chance I would have done the exact same thing. I mean, I'd like to think I'd figure it out earlier than he did, but my sense of direction is just terrible and if the GPS tells me this is how to get there, then who am I to second-guess it?

To be fair, I never drive through central Europe and rarely drive anywhere that far off the main road, so my chances of encountering such a road are pretty low, but I'll admit that if I did, I would trust the GPS.

You people on here mention to no end how you should have common sense and use a map and double-check that where you're going is correct, but if you have a GPS, it's hard to always do that, especially if it's never led you astray before.