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PostSubject: When you don't trust technology.   Thu Mar 15, 2012 9:47 pm

Three Japanese tourists found themselves in an embarrassing situation after their GPS led them to drive right into the muddy waters of Moreton Bay.

The trio were trying to get to North Stradbroke Island in Queensland yesterday when they took the wrong turn.

They travelled about 500m through mangrove mud, apparently unaware of the 15km of water separating them from their destination.

Yuzu Noda, 21, said their GPS guide "told us we could drive down there".




The tide left the car stranded. (All images by Chris McCormack/The Redland Times)


An RACQ tow truck driver ran out to help them.


No attempt was made to recover the vehicle.


The students said the GPS 'kept saying it would navigate us to a road'.


The car was covered by insurance, but they will have to pay $1500 in excess fees.


They are set to return home to Tokyo on Saturday.


http://news.ninemsn.com.au/glanceview/220476/tourists-try-to-drive-to-island.glance








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PostSubject: Re: When you don't trust technology.   Fri Mar 16, 2012 8:29 am

A little common sense sure would have come in handy. Huh?


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PostSubject: Re: When you don't trust technology.   Fri Mar 16, 2012 10:18 am

Boy, now all I can see is a poster that my brother used to have hanging in his bedroom.



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PostSubject: Re: When you don't trust technology.   Fri Mar 16, 2012 11:31 am

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PostSubject: Re: When you don't trust technology.   Sat Mar 17, 2012 12:07 am

pamh36 wrote:
A little common sense sure would have come in handy. Huh?

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PostSubject: Re: When you don't trust technology.   Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:50 pm

You would have to be pretty darn stupid to drive through mud! laugh3 Don't they know that GPS systems are not always correct?


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