GPS Error? 900 Miles Is Not A GPS Error

Sabine Moreau, a 67-year-old Belgian woman, is blaming a “GPS error” for driving 900 miles in the wrong direction.

That is not a GPS error. That is a human error.

The Inquisitr reported earlier that Moreau was trying to get to a local train station that was about 38 miles from her home. But because of a “GPS error,” she drove 900 miles (and 6 countries) out of her way.

The total trip, which should have taken no longer than an hour, took two days.

Let’s think about that for a second. Sabine Moreau must have seen a few signs along the way. She must have stopped in a few gas stations. She probably even talked to a few people who were, you know, speaking a different country’s language. But she had so much trust in her GPS system that she just kept on going.

But Moreau shouldn’t feel too bad about her error (OK, she should feel a little stupid) because she isn’t the only one to make a similar mistake. Look at Lloyd in Dumb and Dumber. Or Michael Scott in The Office.

Sometimes GPS systems are just too persuasive.

Sadly, Lloyd, the star of a movie called Dumb and Dumber, is probably the smartest of the entire bunch. After all, he did manage to save face by trading in the dog van for that sweet scooter.

Moreau can also find comfort in the fact that there are a few people in the real world who have made similar “GPS mistakes.”

Last year, three young women drove an SUV into a lake because their GPS told them too.

Mistakes happen; we all know that. But driving 900 miles in the wrong direction is a little bit more than a mistake. It may even point to a growing dependence on, and lack of ability to live without, technology.

A report came out last year saying that more than half of the UK population suffers from NoMoPhobia (the fear of not having your phone). Are you addicted to your gadgets?

What do you think of Sophia Moreau’s GPS error? Can you blame a 900 mile mistake on a piece of technology?