If the car’s sat nav says it’s OK to proceed, then it must be ‒ even if the road ahead is nothing more than a steep set of steps. In a bizarre incident straight out of Driving School, a motorist has blamed their car’s sat nav after it directed them to drive their car along a narrow alley never before opened to motorised traffic and down a flight of steps at the end.
It is the fifth such incident in recent weeks, leaving the residents of Teruel in Spain, baffled.
“I can’t understand why someone would try to drive down there,” one resident said. “It’s obvious from the top of the street that it is a staircase.”
In the latest drama, a crane had to be called to remove the car.
Teruel council has promised to erect bollards to stop more drivers making the same mistake. However, they will need to be strong. When the clearly better informed sat nav tells you to go straight ahead after 100 yards, who are you to disagree?
Published June 3, 2013Tweet