GPS Error Directs Driver 900, Not 90 Miles
I’m pretty good with directions. My spidey senses start to tingle when I get off track or am going in the wrong direction. So it’s hard to understand how a person could drive 900 miles when she had intended to go only 93.
But apparently, 67-year-old Sabine Moreau, of Belgium left her home in Hainault Erquelinnes to pick up a friend at a train station in Brussels and ended up driving to Croatia. Along the way, she had plenty of clues that she was headed in the wrong direction. For instance, she started seeing road signs first in French and then in German. She also had to stop twice for gas and to pull over for a nap along the side of the road. She even had a minor fender bender.
She told El Mundo, “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 kept driving because I was distracted. Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn’t in Belgium anymore.”
Talk about distracted driving. It’s unclear if the GPS was wrong, or if the human programmed the GPS wrong. You be the judge.