‘Make a legal U-turn when possible’
Japanese tourists follow their sat nav… straight into the sea
Oh no! It looks like three Japanese tourists forgot to fulfill their recommended daily allowance of common sense. Under the illusion their Hyundai Getz hire car was Jeremy's Toybota, they thought that they could drive across 15 kilometres of Australian water... because their sat nav told them to.
"it told us we could drive down there" said Yuzu Noda, captain of HMS Hyundai Getz, "It kept saying it would navigate us to a road. We got stuck . . . there's lots of mud."
The three students were trying to get to North Stradbroke Island in Australia - which is only accessible by ferry. The ferry costs Rs 3600, the insurance excess to pay for the damages is Rs 80,000. I guess they better start scrambling their student loans together.
Remember TG.commers, sat navs aren't always right. But you already knew that, didn't you?
Photo credit: The Redland Times/Chris McCormack
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