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    Okay, so he didn't die and therefore it's not a true Darwin award but still:

    Man follows sat nav to cliff edge

    A car was left teetering on a cliff edge after the driver followed sat nav directions down a Pennine footpath.

    Robert Jones continued to follow the instructions when they told him the narrow, steep path he was driving on in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, was a road.

    Mr Jones, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, only stopped when his BMW hit a fence above Gauxholme railway bridge on Sunday morning.

    Police have charged Mr Jones with driving without due care and attention.

    The 43-year-old, who works as a driver, said he relied on his sat nav for his job.

    He described Sunday's incident, during a visit to friends in Todmorden, as "a nightmare".

    A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Officers received a call at 11.18am on Sunday March 22 reporting that a BMW was hanging off the edge of a cliff off Bacup Road.

    "The driver was a 43-year-old man from Doncaster. He has been summonsed to court for driving without due care and attention."

    GPS attempts murder. Film at eleven. lmao.
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    Or Skynet?!?!

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    I love my GPS but there is no way I'd go into a braindead AFK mode while using one. I've had one try to point me through the lobby of a building, told me I was driving over water, etc. The tech is good but there's still a number of failure points.
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    Haha, I saw one just last week sometime about a couple that followed their GPS device into a lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tisket View Post
    Okay, so he didn't die and therefore it's not a true Darwin award but still:

    GPS attempts murder. Film at eleven. lmao.
    LoL. Maybe working as a driver isn't the best career choice for him.
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    There was a story like this on NPR a few months ago, about some German motorists... and since German's are so quick to follow instructions, they followed their GPS into a building or something.
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    Must've been a GPS made in another country, since we know the Germans make great stuff.

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    He's a Brit, what did you expect?
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    ROBOTS ARE TRYING TO KILL US.... that kinda sucks because I bet that guy has already spread some of his incredible genetic seed by this point.

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    I just want to know, did he ever look UP?

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