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Posts Tagged ‘GPS’

Women With Small Child Crash Gate And Drive Onto Sky Harbor Airport Runway, Jesus Took The Wheel

November 16, 2012

A woman driving with a small child in her car crashed through a gate at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport and drove on the runway, Phoenix police said Friday.

The woman rammed the airport gate around 10 p.m. Thursday and started crossing the runway, police spokesman Sgt. Trent Crump said. Officers forced the car to stop after a few minutes and detained the driver.

The incident was the latest involving vehicles crashing through the airport’s gates or fences and getting onto its runways.

Jesus took the wheel.

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More Men Override GPS Directions Keep Maps In Car, Just In Case

March 28, 2011

Men are more likely to ignore directions given by their satellite navigation systems than women, a survey has found, confirming the old stereotype that men hate asking for directions.

While 83 percent of male drivers regularly rebel against their sat navs, less than three-quarters of women disobey the devices which UK drivers branded as “untrustworthy” and “inaccurate” in the study by insurance retailer Swinton.

“A sat nav should aid your own navigational abilities rather than replace them,” said Steve Chelton, Insurance Development Manager at Swinton, which found drivers were often right to mistrust the global positioning systems.

Over one third of drivers said their navigation system had led them between one and five miles astray, while more than half said directions provided by global positioning systems had triggered an argument with a passenger.

Of 3,000 motorists surveyed, almost two-thirds said they kept a route map in their vehicles “just in case.”

Two thirds of men don’t trust GPS and ¬†keep route map in vehicle just in case..