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#304145 - 25th Mar 2009 4:31pm Man follows sat nav to cliff edge
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A car was left teetering on a cliff edge after the driver followed sat nav directions down a Pennine footpath.

Robert Jones continued to follow the instructions when they told him the narrow, steep path he was driving on in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, was a road.

Mr Jones, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, only stopped when his BMW hit a fence above Gauxholme railway bridge on Sunday morning.

Police have charged Mr Jones with driving without due care and attention.

The 43-year-old, who works as a driver, said he relied on his sat nav for his job.

He described Sunday's incident, during a visit to friends in Todmorden, as "a nightmare".

A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: "Officers received a call at 11.18am on Sunday March 22 reporting that a BMW was hanging off the edge of a cliff off Bacup Road.

"The driver was a 43-year-old man from Doncaster. He has been summonsed to court for driving without due care and attention."

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#304152 - 25th Mar 2009 5:10pm Re: Man follows sat nav to cliff edge [Re: ]
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I was reading about him yesterday raftl There's been a few like that, including an ambulance I believe. Unbelievable!
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#304154 - 25th Mar 2009 5:14pm Re: Man follows sat nav to cliff edge [Re: Wench]
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i went to keighley in west yorkshire the other day to pick an arcade machine up and on the way home the tomtom took me down a narrow bumpy path big enough for one car and at the end of it was a stream which was 4 foot deep! mad

I had to reverse all the way back,i couldn`t see out the back window either because the machine was in the way and it was dark. i wasn`t very happy put it that way frown
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#304160 - 25th Mar 2009 6:04pm Re: Man follows sat nav to cliff edge [Re: _Ste_]
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I hate satnav's ever since the Sontarans stuck ATMOS in my car.
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#304186 - 25th Mar 2009 8:33pm Re: Man follows sat nav to cliff edge [Re: Riki_Wirral]
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tomtom took us down a very narrow little rd with a caravan hooked up once - nightmare - stupid welsh bloke coming other way said we'd never make it to the end of the rd. we did!!
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#304246 - 25th Mar 2009 11:24pm Re: Man follows sat nav to cliff edge [Re: MissGuided]
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tomtom took us down a very narrow little rd with a caravan hooked up once - nightmare - stupid welsh bloke coming other way said we'd never make it to the end of the rd. we did!!
He was a real toss-er
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#304250 - 25th Mar 2009 11:26pm Re: Man follows sat nav to cliff edge [Re: Riki_Wirral]
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tomtom took us down a very narrow little rd with a caravan hooked up once - nightmare - stupid welsh bloke coming other way said we'd never make it to the end of the rd. we did!!
He was a real toss-er
Indeed - firstly for being Welsh and second because he seemed so smug and pleased with himself. The silly fooker was telling us we'd have to back up or turn round - which was clearly impossible. *Rage dying down now*
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