It sounds as though Adrian might have been right when he blogged about the erratic behaviour of motorists who have satellite navigation devices.
Yahoo! News reports that some drivers rely on their in-car navigation so much that they lose the ability to use common sense and spatial awareness – and end up driving into rivers… (amongst other blunders).
I have to agree with the Blaupunkt spokesperson quoted in the article:
“If a traffic light is red it’s obvious you have to stop even if the satnav says ‘drive straight on’,” he said. “People who drive into rivers and then blame their satnav are just too humiliated to accept blame themselves.”
Originally found via Tech Digest.