GOOGLE MAPS MISDIRECTS DRIVERS INTO MUDDY ROAD IN A COLORADO FIELD
So Google Maps has yet again taken us down the road that should not be travelled. It’s a good reminder that an almost disaster is not quite a disaster. But it’s also an even better reminder that Google Maps can all too easily create human lemmings. So what does this mean? Well, it means that if Google Maps sends drivers over a cliff, those drivers just might drive over a cliff. That’s what could have happened in Colorado. But instead, guileless drivers found themselves stuck in the mud. Don’t believe it? Well, read on.
GOOGLE MAPS REROUTED DRIVERS AWAY FROM AN ACCIDENT, BUT CREATES LOGJAM OF 100 VEHICLES ON PRIVATE ROAD
Drivers in Denver were using Google Maps, which is totally normal. When I have to drive into, thru or just near a city I’ll check Google Maps just to see what the best route is. But I’m also sure to check that the route isn’t totally batshit crazy. Because sometimes, Google Maps gets confused. But I must say that I wouldn’t expect this, either. So anyway, there was a traffic accident on Pena Boulevard last Sunday. No biggie. But Google Maps rerouted dozens of drivers into a muddy disaster and not to their destinations.
SO DON’T BECOME HUMAN LEMMINGS, GOOGLE DRIVERS, BECAUSE THERE ARE CLIFFS OUT THERE
Google Maps routed all these drivers onto a dirt road. Since they were driving caravan style, they all assumed it must be fine. That’s how you can get human lemmings, see? But rain the day before had left the dirt road an impassable mess. So these human lemmings were stuck in the mud. But that’s still better than going over a cliff, right? So anyway, a few cars stuck in the mud caused over 100 vehicles stuck behind them. But no one could turn around on the narrow road!
So beware, you Google Maps human drivers. Don’t become lemmings!