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Bus driver chooses GPS over gigantic warning sign, plows into overpass (Pic included)



Okay Britons, here's your shot at ripping us Americans who've had quite a few laughs at the expense of your GPS-loving neighbors. Reportedly, the driver of a charter bus carrying a high school girls' softball team decided to casually follow the soothing turn-by-turn directions that were being emitted from the nearby GPS unit rather than actually noticing the enormous clearance sign on the overpass ahead. As you can likely guess, the 11-foot, 8-inch-high vehicle plowed right into the 9-foot bridge -- which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 -- though somehow everyone on board escaped without any major injuries. Oddly enough, the driver apparently isn't alone in chipping away at the landmark, as a local even mentioned that "large trucks hit the bridge every two weeks or so," but couldn't resist noting that "this [instance was] by far the worst."
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Will don't use GPS to get yourself home, if you plug in the land of milk and honey your going to you'll end up in the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, no that s out of date, I mean New Zealand yeah the land of milk and honey.
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I don't use GPS in my car becuase they have not built any new roads in the last 5 years and the location software here is shit, I know all the short cuts here anyway and roughly when and where the jams are going to be...........
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Same here, I learn the way or use a map, I've not be lost yet. And I find myself telling the GPS bitch to STFU when in other peoples cars, you know how it goes 'turn right' "STFU lets turn left" 'turn left in 50 m ' "STFU or we are going to go home" .
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We have a wrecked C class in the body shop now and the Lady driver said she was following gps. But this city changes by the day/hour and gps is always out of date.

She loyaly followed her gps when it told her to turn right and she drove straight through a breeze block wall and dropped 3 meters into a part of the new Metro system.

To put a C class through a wall, she must of been doing a tad more than the 30 kmph that she told the insurance company

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Now that lady is soldier material
Blindly following orders
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an origional thought
Any one got any officer / GPG jokes
since GPS has superceeded maps
God sometimes I feel old
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