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2012-12-16 03:34:43 PM
Another Apple Maps victim. Thank goodness Google Maps for iOS is back!
 
2012-12-16 03:47:17 PM
Don't think or anything. Just blindly do what an inanimate object tells you.
 
2012-12-16 06:28:28 PM
Hahaha, the other dude was speeding cause he was low on gas! I don't think that's going to fly with the police.
 
2012-12-16 08:02:34 PM
I've had that happen to me... oh wait... no I haven't!
 
2012-12-16 08:04:33 PM
How do they know where we are going? They must be drunk.
 
2012-12-16 08:04:51 PM
I got pulled over today for the first time in years. Expired tags, ugh.

Just thought I'd share.
 
2012-12-16 08:06:51 PM
a fancy piece of electronics does not release you from the responsibility of basic thought
 
2012-12-16 08:07:43 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

/not amused
 
2012-12-16 08:08:28 PM
They're upside down in Australia so it's no wonder the GPS had problems.
 
2012-12-16 08:08:52 PM
cdn2.mamapop.com
 
2012-12-16 08:09:13 PM

Huggermugger: [upload.wikimedia.org image 220x310]

/not amused


oh, we aren't?
 
2012-12-16 08:09:33 PM
I'm calling bullshiat. He was unconcerned by passing traffic because he thought it was a dual carriage way? Nobody was laying on the horn?
 
2012-12-16 08:09:47 PM
"Meanwhile, another New South Wales driver had his car impounded after being caught doing 177 kilometres an hour on the Hume Freeway last night.

The 17-year-old P-plater told police he was speeding because his car was running out of petrol."


The faster I go the quicker I can get to a gas station officer, it's common sense!!
 
2012-12-16 08:10:02 PM
"Thanks....thanks a lot"
 
2012-12-16 08:10:40 PM
Ummm...I've used GPS devices for quite a few years. How the hell do you end up going the wrong way down the highway using one? Take his license.
 
2012-12-16 08:11:24 PM
I've had this happen to me once, in downtown Honolulu, GPS turned me on to a street that was a bus/emergency vehicle only street. Had there been signage on the street I turned from, instead signage you could only see when you'd already made the turn, I wouldn't have turned, because I actually do look at the signs and such for one ways, etc when using a GPS.

/Didn't get caught by the cops, so no harm no foul.
 
2012-12-16 08:11:30 PM
"Make a U-turn when possible."
 
2012-12-16 08:13:40 PM
 
2012-12-16 08:15:40 PM
Had it happen to me- there are a few streets here in DC that are one way, two way, or one way the other direction depending on the time of day. My GPS very much wanted to take me against rush hour, one way traffic on Rock Creek Parkway.

Now, I was able to use common sense and not do that, but I wound up having to pull aside and wrestle with the routing for it to not try and send me to certain death.
 
2012-12-16 08:16:57 PM

buzzcut73: I've had this happen to me once, in downtown Honolulu, GPS turned me on to a street that was a bus/emergency vehicle only street.


The first words my father's GPS ever said to me was: "In 100 meters, go off road". Um, yeah, I'll get right on that, Betty.
 
2012-12-16 08:17:31 PM
My GPS almost got me killed about five years ago by sending me up an active logging road near Coos Bay, Oregon.
 
2012-12-16 08:18:19 PM
Maybe it's a shortcut.
 
2012-12-16 08:20:22 PM
Yet another strike against the concept of the self-driving car.

On the plus side, the tendency of the sheeple to rely on GPS units and websites to tell them how to get to their destination, and the tendency of these devices to just stick you on the largest highway, means that the county roads are almost empty. If you're good with a map you can exploit this. Has anyone else noticed this?
 
2012-12-16 08:22:42 PM

HiFiGuy: "Make a U-turn when possible."


That was my thought. I've had a GPS try to turn me the wrong way down a one-way street. Seems like a great way for shady municipalities to rake in some cash. Figure out which roads are most popular with GPS routing and change them to one-way streets.
 
2012-12-16 08:24:14 PM
Technically, I think the GPS has a margin of error, that is, you can be some distance from the road on which it thinks you're traveling and it'll still give you credit for being on the right track. Certainly being in the other lane would qualify. For example, one of the eastbound highways near me is under construction, and as a result, they divert one lane of traffic onto one lane of the westbound lanes.My GPS doesn't think I'm in the wrong lane, it still thinks I'm over on the other side of the median, a good 50-70 feet away.

So I can see how this can happen with the GPS.

What I can't see is someone being so stupid as to not notice the oncoming traffic screaming past. Yes, it's possible that the GPS would not notice, but this fellow is clearly too dumb to drive. Too bad Darwin didn't fix the situation for us...
 
2012-12-16 08:24:43 PM
4.bp.blogspot.com 
Whoo oooh whooo ooh ooh whooooo, I'm gonna take you to Detroit Rock city, avoiding all toll roads,whooo, calculating, it's 500 yards to the motorway, are you ready to turn right?...in 300 yards make a right, you're almost there baby, Yeahh ehhh ehhhh ehhh
 
2012-12-16 08:25:53 PM

Suckmaster Burstingfoam: Yet another strike against the concept of the self-driving car.

On the plus side, the tendency of the sheeple to rely on GPS units and websites to tell them how to get to their destination, and the tendency of these devices to just stick you on the largest highway, means that the county roads are almost empty. If you're good with a map you can exploit this. Has anyone else noticed this?


I tried that last summer by messing with the settings on my GPS. It sent me on the narrowest, most harrowing windy mountain road I've ever driven on. There definitely was little traffic - probably because the locals knew what s deathtrap it was.
 
2012-12-16 08:26:44 PM

The 17-year-old P-plater told police he was speeding because his car was running out of petrol.

i3.ytimg.com
 

/oblig
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-12-16 08:33:04 PM
"Turn right, no left...TURN NOW!!!"
encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com
HAHAHAHAHA
 
2012-12-16 08:39:02 PM

ElBarto79: The faster I go the quicker I can get to a gas station officer, it's common sense!!


It's so you when you run out of gas you can coast further, duh...

/yeah, I know
 
2012-12-16 08:41:18 PM

majestic: How do they know where we are going? They must be drunk.


John Candy for the win.
 
2012-12-16 08:46:00 PM
Question: Aren't there signs saying "WRONG WAY" and "DO NOT ENTER"? Sounds like he had a bit too much Fosters.
 
2012-12-16 08:46:48 PM

buzzcut73: I've had this happen to me once, in downtown Honolulu, GPS turned me on to a street that was a bus/emergency vehicle only street. Had there been signage on the street I turned from, instead signage you could only see when you'd already made the turn, I wouldn't have turned, because I actually do look at the signs and such for one ways, etc when using a GPS.

/Didn't get caught by the cops, so no harm no foul.


Almost exactly the same story in LA, but saw blue lights practically immediately. Being the cynical sort, I wonder whether this was a means of generating money for the city.
 
2012-12-16 08:47:55 PM
I was going to a location I'd never been to before, knew how to get in it's general vicinity, but Asked Google Maps how to get there from my "Current Location" which happened to be home. It's first direction was to turn right on a road that just happened to be one way the other direction.

I submitted a ticket to Google.

Another time, I was getting direction to a place on Google maps and it told me to take a turn on a road I didn't see found the next gas station to ask for directions they asked if I was using a GPS, because people come in looking for that road all the time, it was an entry to a Petroleum Plant, not a public road.

/CSB's
 
2012-12-16 08:50:17 PM

ElBarto79: The 17-year-old P-plater told police he was speeding because his car was running out of petrol."


3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-12-16 08:52:45 PM
I went the wrong way on a street once when I first moved to San Francisco. Immediately came face-to-face with a police car. He stuck his head out the window and screamed "WHERE'D YOU LEARN TO DRIVE?!?!" I told him I was new to the city and he let me go. No GPS was involved, just bad directions.

And who's the asshole who decided it was a good idea to put two one-way streets, "Bryant" and "Brannon", right next to one another??
 
2012-12-16 09:01:00 PM
 
2012-12-16 09:07:56 PM
I think the best excuse I ever heard for speeding was from a lady that was going 96 in a 55 to get to the next rest stop because her dog had to take a dump right then. The judge was not sympathetic.
 
2012-12-16 09:11:57 PM
Our GPS tried sending us down Footbridge Way.

Our car wouldn't fit so we turned around.
 
2012-12-16 09:12:39 PM

fusillade762: I went the wrong way on a street once when I first moved to San Francisco. Immediately came face-to-face with a police car. He stuck his head out the window and screamed "WHERE'D YOU LEARN TO DRIVE?!?!" I told him I was new to the city and he let me go. No GPS was involved, just bad directions.

And who's the asshole who decided it was a good idea to put two one-way streets, "Bryant" and "Brannon", right next to one another??


God damn gentrification.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-16 09:13:24 PM
A man caught driving the wrong way on a Victorian highway

But officer, I was on the right side of the road.
 
2012-12-16 09:19:17 PM
Officer: Why were you going so fast?
Me: There's hot women in my area that want to get together with me!
Officer: Well, be in your way then, sir!

And. Scene.
 
2012-12-16 09:22:03 PM

Skywolf Philosopher: Hahaha, the other dude was speeding cause he was low on gas! I don't think that's going to fly with the police.


Maybe he thought he would get better gas mileage.

/24 city/34 hwy/300 OMFGSLOWDOWN
 
2012-12-16 09:26:02 PM
Waze keeps trying to get me to do an off and on at the intersection just south of my work when there's congestion. The only problem is that it's left and right turn only at that off ramp. I've flagged it but nobody with the "right" credentials will approve the fix. If you listen to those instructions you'll probably get broadsided by the cross traffic that still has a green light.
 
2012-12-16 09:32:20 PM
I swear that my parents's GPS is actively trying to kill them. It's tried to send them down streets and highway exits that don't exist, the wrong way down one way streets, and has also changed directions at the last minute so that actually following them would be incredibly dangerous. I have witnessed all of these things in person so it's not just them not knowing how to use it, and they've run updates on it but it's still erratic. Now they've taken to only following the directions sometimes which just makes it so much more useless.

/csb
 
2012-12-16 09:34:53 PM
"Sorry, page not found." :(
 
2012-12-16 09:35:04 PM

Brontes: Don't think or anything. Just blindly do what an inanimate object tells you.


I'm sorry your wife got fat.
 
2012-12-16 09:37:27 PM
dontfeedthegeek.com
 
2012-12-16 09:38:12 PM

fusillade762: I went the wrong way on a street once when I first moved to San Francisco. Immediately came face-to-face with a police car. He stuck his head out the window and screamed "WHERE'D YOU LEARN TO DRIVE?!?!" I told him I was new to the city and he let me go. No GPS was involved, just bad directions.

And who's the asshole who decided it was a good idea to put two one-way streets, "Bryant" and "Brannon", right next to one another??


Same person who made sure that we've got a "Beverly Blvd.", "Beverly Ave." and "Beverliwill Drive" within blocks of each other in...Beverly Hills. (I think Beverly Blvd. and Beverly Ave might even intersect.) I used to have to send my officers to alarm calls in that area and new guys would get lost at least once a night.
 
2012-12-16 09:38:38 PM

Glancing Blow: My GPS almost got me killed about five years ago by sending me up an active logging road near Coos Bay, Oregon.


No, it didn't. You did, by believing the machine gave a fark about you.

/cue Temple of Syrinx.
 
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