This Is Why You Should Not Always Trust Your GPS
I have had a few experiences where my GPS has led me astray. When they were doing construction on the then Tappan Zee Bridge, my GPS was telling me to make a left turn. That turn was while I was on the Bridge itself. If I had listened, I would have hit the cement barrier, or ended up in the water! I really yelled at my GPS that day, calling it all sorts of names that I should never repeat. I soon learned that a GPS is a good tool to get you from point A to point B but you should not put all your trust into to this device.
A couple visiting Hawaii apparently put too much trust in GPS and drove their SUV right into a boat harbor, authorities say. The driver, an unidentified woman, was following the onboard navigation in a Dodge Caravan this past weekend when it directed her to head straight for Kailua-Kona’s Honokohau Small Boat Harbor, police say. Seemingly unfazed by the sight of docked boats ahead of her vehicle, the woman continued to follow her GPS’ instructions – and drove right into the water. “I think they just must’ve taken their eyes off the road for a second, and I think everyone is a bit shocked, because we saw this car go straight into the harbor,” says witness Christie Hutchinson. “And it took us a second to figure out what was going on because they didn’t seem panicked or have any sense of urgency to get out of the car.”
As the vehicle slowly disappeared into the water, some bystanders swam over to the SUV and helped the people out, police say. By the time the couple was out of the water, the vehicle was completely submerged, Hutchinson says. No injuries were reported.