Driver follows GPS into sand !!!!

Submitted: Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 12:44
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AN 80-year-old German motorist has obediently followed his navigation system all the way into a huge pile of sand, abrubtly bringing his trip to an end.

The motorist ignored a motorway "closed for construction" sign and crashed his Mercedes into a pile of sand further down the road, police have said.

"The driver was following the orders from his navigation system and even though there was a sufficient number of warnings and barricades, he continued his journey into the construction site," a police spokeswoman has said.

"His trip finally ended when he wound up crashing into a pile of sand," she added.

The driver and his wife escaped uninjured from the collision, which occurred on a motorway near Hamburg.
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Reply By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:02

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:02
Must have been using a Garmin :))))

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Follow Up By: Louie the fly - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:15

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:15
Thems fightin words Gramps!
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:24

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:24
Louie,

LOL he'll come out swinging, that's for sure hahahahaha

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Follow Up By: Member - Willie , Sydney. - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 14:44

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 14:44
Hey Brother ,
Had your tetanus shots . Dusty does not bother to clean them , before he rips a chunk out .
Willie .
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 15:01

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 15:01
Hey Bro,

Hahahahaha you're right. Dusty's dangerous, Doug's just a big old softie.

ps Saw a monster Bushtracker gin palace on the F3 heading into Sydney yesterday arvo. Got level with the tug but it was a dark grey LC and the pilot was considerably older than your good self. He looked damn tired too.

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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn G (QLD) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 18:54

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 18:54
Garmins !don't mention the Garmins ,I did but I think I got away with it ! (Fawlty fans will understand)

Giffo
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Reply By: Member -Signman - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:05

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:05
Spose he's gonna sue Garmin now...(should get a good payout)..

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Reply By: Voxson - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:53

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 13:53
Wheel, isle beef hooked.
What a deckhead.
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Reply By: Paul & Debbie - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 14:42

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 14:42
"Closed for Construction?"

Maybe he could not understand English.

Paul
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 18:56

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 18:56
English in Hamburg????...LOL
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Follow Up By: Paul & Debbie - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 20:31

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 20:31
Did the sign read "Closed for Construction"?
Well, that's English to me. And maybe very foreign to him.

He probably would have been better off if the sign read:

GESPERRT WEGEN BAUARBEITEN

Paul
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Follow Up By: Willem - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 21:11

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 21:11
Ummmm... methinks this happened in Hamburg, Germany. Not much point in a sign in English when most Germans speak and read German...and his GPS would have been in German as well

Maybe the sign read as you have stated

Go figure
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Reply By: Member - Mike DID - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 21:58

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 21:58
It doesn't just happen to those dumb foreigners.

From this Sydney Morning Herald article.

"Victoria Police media officer Natalie Webster said any distraction would affect a driver's reaction time as well as their ability to maintain position on the road and judge distances. "

"The calls come just weeks after two motorists drove on the unfinished EastLink tollway after being directed on to the road by satellite navigation devices."
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Follow Up By: Gramps (NSW) - Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 23:16

Monday, Mar 03, 2008 at 23:16
LOL two dopes who should have their licenses terminated immediately.

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