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"You're not in Belgium any more"

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"You're not in Belgium any more"

Postby kurt_w » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:51 pm

This is being reported as real, but I can't help expecting to learn that it's all a hoax:

The woman only wanted to go about 90 miles from her hometown of Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium, to pick up a friend at the Brussels train station. Her GPS device sent her about 900 miles to the south before (during the second day of driving) she realized that something was amiss. [...]

[T]he driver, Sabine Moreau, stopped twice for gas, slept on the side of the road, and "even suffered a minor car accident" along the way. She told El Mundo that she wasn't paying attention.

"I was distracted, so I kept driving. 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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Re: "You're not in Belgium any more"

Postby Stebben84 » Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:53 pm

If that's real, then she is way, waaaaaaaay too stupid to be driving a car.
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Re: "You're not in Belgium any more"

Postby rabble » Tue Jan 15, 2013 2:07 pm

Yeah but she made really good time.
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Re: "You're not in Belgium any more"

Postby scratch » Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:54 pm

And she probably handles roundabouts with alacrity.
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Re: "You're not in Belgium any more"

Postby Francis Di Domizio » Tue Jan 15, 2013 5:08 pm

From the Discovery.com article
Talk about distracted driving. It’s unclear if the GPS was wrong, or if the human programmed the GPS wrong. You be the judge.


I think anyone who get's two days into a 90 mile trip might want to rely a bit less on technology no mater where the screw up occurred.
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Re: "You're not in Belgium any more"

Postby kurt_w » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:26 am

In terms of mileage, that's equivalent to someone from Madison intending to drive over to Wisconsin Dells but ending up in Atlanta by mistake.
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