Thursday, April 02, 2009

On The Edge Of His Seat

Or Maybe He Was On The Seat Of His Edge

A South Yorkshire motorist was charged with careless driving after he nearly followed his sat nav over the edge of a cliff. He finally realised something was seriously wrong when his BMW hit a fence just inches from a 100-foot drop. It took nine hours for a recovery team to haul the car away from the cliff edge.

FOOTNOTE: Drop in any time.

16 comments:

Mojo said...

Brilliant. Talk about being technology dependent.

Tarolino said...

Those navigators quite often give falls directions but this is priceless.

Maggie May said...

Streuth..... I wonder if he could have claimed compensation, if he'd gone over!!!!

Captain Hook said...

Yet another reason not to rely too much on technology.

Artist Unplugged said...

wow, what a cliffhanger!

Janet said...

Good grief. Was he driving with his eyes closed? I think I would have taken away his license.

Daryl said...

Usually those systems are smarter than the driver ... in this case it was like the blind leading the blind

Ananda girl said...

I think I feel better about not having one now. lol

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Oh,my! LOL! Modern technology is truly frustrating, and enough to drive anyone over the edge!!!!!

Merisi said...
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Merisi said...

Yes, children,
this is where the expression
"dropping like a not so hot BMW" comes from. ;-)

Eddie Bluelights said...

Obviously not a Tom Tom Sat Nav. Must have been DOWN market variety . . . boom Boom!

quilly said...

What, he was staring at the Sat Nav instead of looking out his view screen? I mean, I think I would have seen the fence. And at this point, was he still on a road? Hello!?

I think the word verifier has this one right: staynbar He should have stayed in the bar ... or maybe not gone in, in the first place!

Lola said...

If the sat nav says straight ahead, I'm driving straight ahead! Oops, canyon...

Cath said...

Only a man. Really. Gadgets.

Only a man.

Shrinky said...

Hope he was charged for the cost of recovering his vehicle (shaking my head in disbelief)..