GPS Told Him Where to Go. He Shouldn't Have Listened

Driver in China tells cops he didn't realize dirt road led straight to water
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2017 9:20 AM CDT

Why do people climb mountains? Because they're there. Why do they drive their cars into rivers? Because their GPS told them to. Mashable reports that's the experience of a man in China's Anhui province, where police had to spend a good portion of their day pulling a white Hyundai out of the water after the man drove it right down a dirt road (because, he told cops, that's what the GPS instructed him to do) and into the river. Commenters on Weibo who saw pictures of the truck and bulldozer trying to yank the Hyundai to dry land were merciless, poking fun at the driver's intelligence. Mashable rounds up some reactions here. (Bad GPS experiences are a US thing, too.)

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