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A driver has blamed his sat nav for leaving his car teetering on the edge of a cliff after he followed its instructions. Robert Jones said he trusted his navigational system and continued to follo… Read More
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
A driver has blamed his sat nav for leaving his car teetering on the edge of a cliff after he followed its instructions.

Robert Jones said he trusted his navigational system and continued to follow it when it told him the steep, narrow footpath he was driving on was a road.

Mr Jones, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, now faces court action for driving without due care and attention.

His BMW nearly plunged down a 100ft cliff in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, on Sunday.

He was only stopped from falling after the vehicle rammed into a wire fence.

Police and rescue teams then spent nine hours recovering his car following the incident.

The 43-year-old, who works as a driver, said he relies on his sat nav for his job and described the incident as a "nightmare".

He told the Halifax Evening Courier: "It kept insisting the path was a road, even as it was getting narrower and steeper, so I just trusted it.

"You don't expect to be taken nearly over a cliff."

Mr Jones added: "I guess I'm just lucky the car didn't slip all the way over the edge."

The drama attracted crowds of onlookers in the picturesque market town that borders the Pennines.

One said: "It's like something off the Italian Job, but what a waste of police time.

"It's all well and good trusting your sat nav but how about trusting your eyes and when there's not a road in front of you, don't keep driving."

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Officers received a call at 11.18am on Sunday March 22 reporting that a BMW was hanging off the edge of a cliff off Bacup Road.

"The driver was a 43-year-old man from Doncaster. He has been summonsed to court for driving without due care and attention."

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090325/tuk-driver-led-to-100ft-cliff-edge-by-sa-45dbed5.html
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8y, 4m agoPosted 8 years, 4 months ago
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#1
Yeah just saw this too, the guys a total moron
#2
haha now that's misguided trust!
banned#3
waits for all sat navs to now be withdrawn - lol
#4
The sort of person that would jump in a lake if told to! Muppet!!!!!!!
1 Like #5
I'm surprised she (sat nav) didn't tell him to TURN AROUND WHEN POSSIBLE...... that b*tch is always saying that to me!
#6
tricia **
I'm surprised she (sat nav) didn't tell him to TURN AROUND WHEN POSSIBLE...... that b*tch is always saying that to me!


Lol exactly! :thumbsup:
#7
Seems some people have no common sense, I bet in reality he fell asleep at the wheel or something so thought he'd blame his Satnav.

Well if your reading this, Put your head in an oven, Jump off a cliff etc.. Then you can blame me lol.
#8
haha i read it too when we went to alton towers we told tomtom to find us a mcdonnalds he took us to the middle of a field, so i wouldnt trust mine but drive up a foot path cos a machine said come on when does common sense kick in the idiot haha
#9
If someone wants to put all of their trust in a sat nav then they deserve to drive off a cliff. We were using ours to find our way to a restaurant from a hotel, the sat nav told us it was about 37 miles away but it was just a few hundred metres down the road!
#10
SABJ
haha i read it too when we went to alton towers we told tomtom to find us a mcdonnalds he took us to the middle of a field, so i wouldnt trust mine but drive up a foot path cos a machine said come on when does common sense kick in the idiot haha


:thumbsup: exactly, a machine! Oh dear...
#11
whats rong with a good map
never used a sat nav and never will
#12
tricia **
I'm surprised she (sat nav) didn't tell him to TURN AROUND WHEN POSSIBLE...... that b*tch is always saying that to me!


Repped :lol:

The bloke may be a bit of a div, but that's exactly what sat navs do. Years back I was using MS Autoroute to tour devon and it told me to turn up a 'road'. Maybe it didn't realise I wasn't driving a tank.

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