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Man using GPS drives in front of train

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Man using GPS drives in front of train

BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — A Global Positioning System can tell a driver a lot of things — but apparently not when a train is coming. A computer consultant driving a rental car drove onto train tracks Wednesday using the instructions his GPS unit gave him. A train was barreling toward him, but he escaped in time and no one was injured.

 

The driver had turned right, as the system advised, and the car somehow got stuck on the tracks at the crossing. He jumped out and tried to warn the engineer by waving. He got out of the way just before the train slammed into the car at 60 mph, Metro-North railroad spokesman Dan Brucker said Thursday.

 

The car was pushed more than 100 feet during the fiery crash.

 

Some 500 train passengers were stranded for more than two hours during the Wednesday evening rush hour. The accident also heavily damaged 250 feet of rail, Brucker said.

 

The railroad said that the driver was issued a minor summons for obstructing a railroad crossing and that he and his rental company would be liable for the damage, estimated in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

 

Full story: NJ.COM icon_offsite.png - January 3, 2008

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Now that really sucks. Perhaps he should use the long trusted meathod of driving called watching where you're going.

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Now that really sucks. Perhaps he should use the long trusted meathod of driving called watching where you're going.

 

GPS: make a right turn here

 

Idiot driver: This looks like train tracks

 

GPS: Why did you turn me on if your going to question me?

 

Idiot driver: I'm sorry, I'll turn......Damn GPS there is a train barreling down at me.

 

GPS: Ha ha, your gonna die now. See you in Hell.

 

 

 

Driver didn't know the GPS in his rental car was designed to steer people to their graves.

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I just a Tom Tom for christmas and now I'm scared.

 

They should have gotten you a Garmin.B)

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GPS: make a right turn here

 

Idiot driver: This looks like train tracks

 

GPS: Why did you turn me on if your going to question me?

 

Idiot driver: I'm sorry, I'll turn......Damn GPS there is a train barreling down at me.

 

GPS: Ha ha, your gonna die now. See you in Hell.

 

 

 

Driver didn't know the GPS in his rental car was designed to steer people to their graves.

 

That's a good one. B)

 

Problem is, it's not that far from the truth.

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GPS: make a right turn here

 

Idiot driver: This looks like train tracks

 

GPS: Why did you turn me on if your going to question me?

 

Idiot driver: I'm sorry, I'll turn......Damn GPS there is a train barreling down at me.

 

GPS: Ha ha, your gonna die now. See you in Hell.

 

 

 

Driver didn't know the GPS in his rental car was designed to steer people to their graves.

lol @ that

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People should only use Navigation Systems if:

 

A-They are good drivers.

B-They use common sense.

C-Have a good understanding that cars do not go on railroad tracks unless they are Maintenance of Way Specialty vehicles.

 

What a dope.

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GPS: make a right turn here

 

Idiot driver: This looks like train tracks

 

GPS: Why did you turn me on if your going to question me?

 

Idiot driver: I'm sorry, I'll turn......Damn GPS there is a train barreling down at me.

 

GPS: Ha ha, your gonna die now. See you in Hell.

 

 

 

Driver didn't know the GPS in his rental car was designed to steer people to their graves.

LMFAO!

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GPS: make a right turn here

 

Idiot driver: This looks like train tracks

 

GPS: Why did you turn me on if your going to question me?

 

Idiot driver: I'm sorry, I'll turn......Damn GPS there is a train barreling down at me.

 

GPS: Ha ha, your gonna die now. See you in Hell.

 

 

 

Driver didn't know the GPS in his rental car was designed to steer people to their graves.

 

 

 

That made me laugh so hard i;m now seeing stars!!

 

- Andy

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