Sunday, March 18, 2012

My GPS Made Me Do It — 900 Mile Detour

900 mile detour map

Some people just don’t have a good head for maps and distances. I’ll admit that I am guilty of that on occasion, and I frequently will question myself when driving to a new place. Did I miss it? Have I gone too far? Did I take a wrong turn? For the most part GPS has helped alleviate some of those worries—unless your GPS leads you on a 900 mile trek on accident.

For one Belgium woman, that’s exactly what happened. 67 year-old Sabine Morceau left her home in Hainault Erquelinnes, Belgium with the intent of picking up a friend who lived in Brussles—about 90 miles away. However, Morceau’s GPS got a little confused and sent her the wrong way. She drove for two days, more than 900 miles, before realizing that something was wrong.

“I was distracted, so I kept driving,” Moreau told Spanish newspaper El Mundo “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.” According to that article she not only refueled twice during the trip, but got in a minor accident and stopped to sleep in her vehicle.

I’m not sure how someone could be so distracted that they didn’t notice two sunsets and signs changing languages during  a trip that shouldn’t have taken more than a few hours or taken you our of your home country… but maybe that’s just me. To put her trip in perspective, that’s about the same as driving from New York City to Nashville without noticing. Talk about distracted.


  1. Christopher Lochner says:

    I will never ever again criticize friends who get lost while driving.

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