A Belgian woman had a bit of trouble with her GPS device and ended up 900 miles from her intended destination before she realized something was wrong. Sabine Moreau, age 67, took a trip of over 1800 miles and traveled through 6 countries. Her initial destination, a local train station, was just 38 miles from her home.
Moreau was headed to Brussels so she could pick up a friend at the train station. She ended up in Zagreb, Croatia two days later. Although she thought the trip seemed a bit longer than expected, she had full trust in her TomTom and just kept driving.
“I saw all kinds of traffic signs. First in French, then in German – Cologne, Aachen, Frankfurt,’ she told a Belgian news website. But I didn’t ask myself any questions. I was just distracted, so I kept my foot down. I didn’t really notice anything was wrong until I suddenly arrived in Zagreb and realized that I was no longer in Belgium.”
Sabine’s friends and family were terribly worried when she did not turn up at the train station, nor did she return home within a reasonable period of time. They had contacted authorities by the time Moreau realized she was in Croatia.
When Moreau realized she was in Zagreb, she immediately contacted her family to let them know she was quite lost, but fine. Already having driven 900 miles, through 6 countries, she then had to turn around and head home.
As reported by Flanders News, Moreau thinks her GPS devise may have malfunctioned:
“My GPS seemed a bit wonky. It sent me on several diversions and that’s where it must have gone wrong.”
Thankfully the TomTom got Moreau home safely, after traveling for two more days. She promised her friends and family that she will never rely on a GPS devise again.