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Old 01-15-2013, 01:47 PM   #1
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woman drives 900 miles in wrong direction

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Put too much faith in technology and you may wind up in Croatia. A 67-year-old woman from Belgium learned that the hard way after she followed (faulty) directions from her GPS device.

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. It's unclear if she entered the address incorrectly or if the GPS was faulty.

Discovery explains that the 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.

The lesson here: If you start seeing road signs in (multiple) foreign languages, pull over. You're probably going the wrong way.
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:50 PM   #2
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how do you go from a 90 miles drive to a 900 mile drive?
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:54 PM   #3
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how do you go from a 90 miles drive to a 900 mile drive?
I would guess by driving with your head up your ass??
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:55 PM   #4
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Re: woman drives 900 miles in wrong direction

so steven...are you driving the wrong direction right this second?

turn your SVS finder off!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 01:59 PM   #5
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so steven...are you driving the wrong direction right this second?

turn your SVS finder off!!
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:46 PM   #6
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for 899 miles, she was distracted? there's gotta be some senility that's holding her back from accepting the truth
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:51 PM   #7
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Re: woman drives 900 miles in wrong direction

Holy crap . How old was this woman. And if she was that distracted she shouldn't have been driving .
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:52 PM   #8
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Holy crap . How old was this woman. And if she was that distracted she shouldn't have been driving .
one word into the 2nd sentence tells you she's 67...
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:00 PM   #9
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Re: woman drives 900 miles in wrong direction

oldfart becomes distracted with little boys playing while he is driving by. im sure it can happen to anyone.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:02 PM   #10
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oldfart becomes distracted with little boys playing while he is driving by. im sure it can happen to anyone.
were you sitting shotgun? or just eye witness whenever this occurs?
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:09 PM   #11
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were you sitting shotgun? or just eye witness whenever this occurs?
eye witness everytime. it scares me because i keep thinking he is checking me out.
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Old 01-15-2013, 05:48 PM   #12
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Re: woman drives 900 miles in wrong direction

Zagreb is an awesome place, I would have just stayed there if I were her....J/k....but serious.
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Old 01-15-2013, 07:53 PM   #13
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how do you go from a 90 miles drive to a 900 mile drive?
How do we know you went the right way and you're in Texas?
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:14 PM   #14
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Re: woman drives 900 miles in wrong direction

what goes through the heads of these people???? took her two days to realize she was lost, bloody hell how slow is this person?
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:26 PM   #15
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Re: woman drives 900 miles in wrong direction

That's awesome.......that's like if I was taking a drive down to the Jersey shore and wound up at Road Atlanta lol

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:49 PM   #16
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Re: woman drives 900 miles in wrong direction

90 mile drive should take about an hour and a half....wonder when it "hit her" HEY WHY TRIP TAKE SO LONG??
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Old 01-15-2013, 08:59 PM   #17
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Re: woman drives 900 miles in wrong direction

Unlike lots of you, Im not surprised or confused by this. The explanation is in the first two words of the title
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:15 PM   #18
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Unlike lots of you, Im not surprised or confused by this. The explanation is in the first two words of the title
I'm actually amazed that in 900 miles and over the course of 2 days driving she didn't kill anyone.
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Old 01-16-2013, 06:37 AM   #19
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bloody hell how slow is this person?
She did 900 miles in two days so not THAT slow



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Old 01-16-2013, 07:22 AM   #20
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Unlike lots of you, Im not surprised or confused by this. The explanation is in the first two words of the title
True story lol
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