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#1 Hum

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:25

Sabine Moreau, a 67-year-old Belgian woman, drove 900 miles over two days, thanks to a GPS that should have taken her on a journey less than 100 miles.

One would think after the first 300 miles or so, Sabine Moreau would have realized that something was off with her GPS directions.

Instead, it took her 900 miles over two days to realize she'd overshot her destination--by more than 800 miles.

Moreau, who started her trip in her hometown of Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium, was headed to pick up a friend at a train station in Brussels, just 93 miles away, reported Gizmodo.

She turned on her GPS (and turned off her brain) and, after more than two days, several tanks of gas, a nap and minor car crash, ended up in Zagreb, Croatia. :s

"I was distracted, so I kept driving," Moreau, 67, told El Mundo. "I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I kept driving because I was distracted. Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn't in Belgium anymore."

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:30

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:36

she checks out google maps... destination is 100 miles should take approximately 3hours. 2 days later lol hmmm think something is a miss. come on nobody can be THAT distracted surely

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:46

GPS error Stupidity takes woman 900 miles out of the way



... just saying ;)

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:48

GPS error Stupidity takes woman 900 miles out of the way



... just saying ;)

yep, she was "distracted"

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:50

You would think the "Welcome to Germany" sign would have thrown up red flags when she knew she was going to the train station in the capital of her own country...

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:53

You would think the "Welcome to Germany" sign would have thrown up red flags when she knew she was going to the train station in the capital of her own country...

"I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I kept driving because I was distracted."

yeah .. about that

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:53

Ron White said it best, "You can't fix stupid."

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 17:56

Don't use your vibrator & GPS at the same time.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 19:38

Bruxelles Centraal is a pretty nice station and was super easy to find directions even though we didn't speak French

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 19:41

GPS error puts woman off course, stupid woman doesn't realise after hours and hours she is way off course and in a different country.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 19:54

She probably had a bobblehead on the dash and could not look away.. for two days.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 20:00

Someone needs to be banned from ever driving again.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 20:04

This woman sounds like one of those people who would drive into a lake if their sat nav told them to.

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 23:21

This reminds me of the apple maps story where people were following their phones nearly to their deaths. (it was taking them to a desert in Australia, where they all get stranded)



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