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Truck Driver Follows GPS Instructions. He Shouldn't Have

Originally published on Mon May 12, 2014 12:26 pm

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STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with a reminder to watch where you're going even if guided by GPS. Last year in Alabama, I followed an electronic map that guided me onto a dirt path. I had to turn around.

Same thing happened to a truck driver in Idaho. He was hauling sand to a golf course when the GPS led him onto a one-lane dirt road in the forest. He couldn't turn around. The rig rolled over, and an Idaho forest now has an unplanned sand trap.

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