GPS Tracking Disaster!

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  1. scott-dsms

    scott-dsms Orange

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    HAHA! Unreal :D - I hear the windshield is strategically positioned so that you can look through it.

    Japanese Tourists Drive Straight into the Pacific

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    Three Japanese tourists in Australia, misled by their GPS device. Fairfax Media/Getty Images

    Three Japanese tourists in Australia found themselves in an embarrassing situation after their GPS navigation system lured them down the wrong path.

    The three, who are students from Tokyo, set out to drive to North Stradbroke Island on the Australian coast Thursday morning, and mapped out their path on their GPS system.

    The road looked clear, at low tide - but the map forgot to show the 9 miles of water and mud between the island and the mainland.

    As the three drove their rented Hyundai Getz into Moreton Bay, they found the GPS device guiding them from a gravel road into thick mud. They tried to get back to solid ground, but as the tide rose they were forced to abandon their car. Passengers on passing ferries watched in amazement.

    "It told us we could drive down there," Yuzu Noda, 21, told the local Bayside Bulletin. "It kept saying it would navigate us to a road. We got stuck . . . there's lots of mud."

    Noda and her friends made it about 50 yards offshore before they realized they were stranded. A tow truck driver eventually gave them a lift back to the mainland. The students decided not to have the car repaired because of the damage. The car was insured, though Noda will still have to pay about $1,500 that was not covered.

    The students will fly back home to Tokyo this weekend, but they said they plan to try a trip to the island again some time in the future.

    "We want to come back to Australia again," Noda told the Times. "Everyone is very nice, even today."




    Post up your funny GPS stories - There has to be a few people on here with some
  2. troyharper

    troyharper DA Meatball

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    That reminds me of the noob's @ San Felipe, LOL!
  3. fishd00d

    fishd00d What A Joke

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    Asian drivers thats the problem! (I can say that because im engaged to one) lol
  4. wheeli

    wheeli Funny Guy from the North, eh

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    Dont let her drive and she will love you long time
  5. Rhinestone Cowboy

    Rhinestone Cowboy Can i ban pdailey?

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    I need the link to this
  6. Ol' Curmudgeon

    Ol' Curmudgeon RDC's resident crackpot

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    Don't try and follow your GPS to the boat ramp at South Point, Big Island, Hawaii.

    Don't ask me how I know.

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