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    Default The blinkered driver

    Surely he must have noticed something wasn't quite right? One for the Darwin awards?

    German driver's car directs him into toilet
    23 October 2006

    BERLIN: A German motorist followed the command "Turn right now" from his navigation system and crashed into a small toilet hut by the side of the road - about 30 metres before the crossing he was meant to take.

    The overly obedient 53-year-old from Freiburg drove his sport utility vehicle off the road onto a building site, up a stairway ? ?and into the small toilet shack, police in the eastern town of Rudolstadt said on Sunday.

    It caused 2000 euros ($NZ3843) worth of damage to the stairway, 100 euros damage to his car, and he was also fined 35 euros.

    Earlier this month an 80-year-old motorist also chose to follow his navigation system and ignored a "closed for construction" sign on a Hamburg motorway. He then crashed into a pile of sand but neither he nor his passenger were injured.
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    Default Re: The blinkered driver

    One for the Darwin awards?
    Well, the Darwins are for fatal stupidity, so he doesn't qualify. But maybe we could establish the D'oh! Awards for stunts that are worthy of Homer Simpson.
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