GPS works better with common sense

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The Engadget blog has a collection of stories about drivers who put more stock into the directions given by their GPS car navigation systems than the signage on the roads around them.  The latest post involves a truck driver who refused to believe that an ever narrowing lane wouldn’t accomodate his vehicle.   Rather than call for tow service and pay the weekend rates, the driver camped out and used the good samaritan services of nearby neighbors to tide him over the weekend.  Stories abound of drivers insisting on driving through water bodies, road construction, onto train tracks,  and other seemingly obvious “do not continue” warning signs.  The problem is so bad that various towns are trying out signage to warn drivers not to follow their car navigation directions.  

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