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pendlemac
pendlemac
Another nail in the coffin of the concept of personal responsibility!
According to the news story here, it's the SatNavs fault that some dozy idiot didn't obey the signs on a manual railway crossing, even though she appears to have read them correctly!

Current Mood: annoyed annoyed

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caomhin From: caomhin Date: May 11th, 2007 03:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
I do love the quote "I put my complete trust in the sat nav and it led me right into the path of a speeding train". Yeah, the satnav also knows the train timetable timed it all properly.

She then goes on to explain that she doesn't know road signs (level crossing) and ignores written warnings ('Open gate if you see a green light' when she obviously didn't see a green light).

However it's nice to see she has an understanding side: "I can't completely blame the sat nav because up until there, it did get me where I needed to go." So it maliciously led her astray but up to that point it had done a good job so the final bit wasn't *completely* the satnav's fault.

And this woman is soon to graduate with a degree? I can't believe people say the education system is failing us.
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clanwilliam From: clanwilliam Date: May 11th, 2007 03:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Impressively, the muppet appears to have opened the first gate, driven in, stopped on the tracks and got out to open the second gate.

What planet is she on?
donbert From: donbert Date: May 12th, 2007 07:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Here's a link to a BIG picture of the crossing:

http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/_images/db/42/91/LEVELCROSSING1.429125.full.jpg

Even in pitch darkness, a properly qualified driver shouldn't have missed all of that, even in the red/green lights could have been placed a bit better.
jugglebug From: jugglebug Date: May 12th, 2007 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)
A sat nav or a map would perform the same function here. i.e tell you the route.
It is up to the driver to know how to drive!
Reading road signs is part of that.

Common sense helps too
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