Some people seems to blindly believe GPS technology and digital maps, no matter what these technologies do. A recent example is a 67-year old Belgian woman who was driven 900 miles (1,450 kilometers) in an absolutely wrong direction by her car’s GPS.
One Saturday morning, 67-year old Sabine Moreau started her journey from her home town Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium to a train station in Brussels to receive a friend. The railway station was 93 miles away North from her home town. As she didn’t know the way of going there, she turned on her GPS, and from then the interesting story started.
The GPS started to take her in the South direction rather than taking to North. By following the GPS’s direction, she finally reached to Zagreb, in Croatia, which was 900 miles (1450 km) away from her desired destination. While Moreau was supposed to drive the car for a couple of hours in order to go to Brussels from her home, she had to spend a couple of days in her car as she was going to the wrong direction. No doubt, during her journey, she was distracted.
Moreau said, “I was distracted, so I kept driving. I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I didn’t ask myself any question. I just kept acceleratingbecause I was distracted. Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn’t in Belgium anymore.”
Few days later Moreau’s son informed the police about the incidence.