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Cops: Driver claims GPS told her to drive onto Brookline trolley tracks
Boston Herald ^ | August 14, 2012 | Laurel J. Sweet

Posted on 08/14/2012 4:04:48 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement

Transit and Brookline police officers rescued a South Attleboro woman and her car from the Green Line tracks early yesterday morning after she claimed she was led there by her GPS, which she said instructed her to take a left turn onto the inbound trolley tracks, according to cops

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TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: drivers; gps
Those darn male passengers and GPS devices.
1 posted on 08/14/2012 4:04:59 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement
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To: ConservativeStatement
No brains at all, some of them.

Just bits of grey fluff blown in by mistake.

2 posted on 08/14/2012 4:07:10 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Izzy Dunne

You have to be just a hair smarter than the GPS.


3 posted on 08/14/2012 4:12:15 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: ConservativeStatement
Sue Garmin.

After all if a person can sue Wimnebago and win millions for going off the road because he put the cruise control on and went back to make a pot of coffee because there wasn't a caution label warning him not to.....

4 posted on 08/14/2012 4:18:04 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ConservativeStatement

Don’t let mayhem.....


5 posted on 08/14/2012 4:21:07 PM PDT by momtothree
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To: Venturer
You have to be just a hair smarter than the GPS.

True. But a lot of truckers use GPS and a so called short cut in my area. Each and every time it's used it leaves them on an impossible inclined hard right hand turn with the road angled left. Each time the trailers bottom out trying to make that turn. Companies it seems insist they follow GPS routes. I finally called the state and got them to post signs prohibiting trucks from using that short cut.

I also remember that for years the road I live on {actually a Lane and named such which should have given them a clue} was shown on mapquest as being a through road to the road over the ridge from me. Most of all I learned never use on line map directions. They usually only tell you the shortest distance which can mean a highway through town posted 35 MPH rather than the fastest way.

6 posted on 08/14/2012 4:24:10 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

I always wanted to put some rims only on my VW and drive on the green line from Brookline down under into Boston and have some friends waiting on the platform for a passenger exchange.


7 posted on 08/14/2012 4:24:31 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement

The first question out of the first cop on the scene was...”So, when did you dye your hair red?


8 posted on 08/14/2012 4:25:54 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: cva66snipe

9 posted on 08/14/2012 4:28:45 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: ConservativeStatement
Unless you have a MOW veh. with the little guide wheels, you have to take the tires off.


10 posted on 08/14/2012 4:32:07 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

11 posted on 08/14/2012 4:34:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2
OUCH. I drove a rig back in the mid 80's. I did have to take loads into places that didn't seem quite right looking at the way in. Most memorable one was a load I delivered in my hometown to a smelting company. I was lucky that I knew the road and where the low underpasses were and the way around etc. But I still wasn't sure of the company location.

The company was located down a dirt road along a railroad track and the parking lot was a huge mud puddle. Taking a pick up in is one thing. Taking a 72000 pound rig is another.

BTW the two places I hated taking loads into was anywhere coastal New Jersey or within a 50 mile radius of NYC. No delivery up there is ever easy nor were instructions to delivery point ever accurate.

I remember one afternoon taking out a TV cable for an entire street. National Electrical Code specifies them to be much higher than 13' 9" over any street.

12 posted on 08/14/2012 4:46:19 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: ConservativeStatement

You can't go wrong with the classics.

13 posted on 08/14/2012 4:46:47 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: ConservativeStatement

South Attleboro - says it all.


14 posted on 08/14/2012 5:05:38 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: cva66snipe

We use GPS in the Ambulance every day, and it is right about 8 times out of 10. Usually gets you in the right neighborhood though.


15 posted on 08/14/2012 5:10:11 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Paladin2

I once saw a station wagon going down the tracks between D.C. and Baltimore at about 40 to 50 mph. It had little flange wheels on the front inside the tires, and there were some type of rollers on the rear wheels pushing it along.


16 posted on 08/14/2012 5:18:30 PM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: cva66snipe

I’ve been thinking about getting a job using my CDL after 0bama gets unelected. The best idea seems to be becoming part of a custom gain cutting crew so I don’t hardly ever have to drive downtown in some large city.


17 posted on 08/14/2012 5:21:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: PUGACHEV

18 posted on 08/14/2012 5:28:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Paladin2

grain.


19 posted on 08/14/2012 5:29:03 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Venturer
We use GPS in the Ambulance every day, and it is right about 8 times out of 10. Usually gets you in the right neighborhood though.

Plus you have the 911 map and cross streets given if you dispatch like most systems I've listened too. The only ones beside LEO or emergency services who can find my house easilly usually are UPS and FED EX because the drivers know the area real well. You know you're hard to find when your house won't even show up on any ariel or Google Earth photo programs LOL.

20 posted on 08/14/2012 5:42:49 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: Paladin2
I’ve been thinking about getting a job using my CDL after 0bama gets unelected. The best idea seems to be becoming part of a custom gain cutting crew so I don’t hardly ever have to drive downtown in some large city.

If I could work again the only way I would drive a rig would be either by the hour or salary. Something like point to point drop and return trip type of deal or a local point to point like what you are talking about I think.

When I drove I barely broke even on my living expenses and I didn't own the rig. Being gone for two weeks and sometime five-six of those days were spent sitting somewhere 500 plus miles away waiting on another load. I took a load to L.A. one time and I swore never again. It was the hardest place to get a load out of even with a reefer. Most loads outgoing were produce. I only got paid by miles driven.

21 posted on 08/14/2012 5:50:31 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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BTW the two places I hated taking loads into was anywhere coastal New Jersey or within a 50 mile radius of NYC.

My b-i-l was an owner/operator, he made deliveries in the 48 contiguous states. His last delivery to N.Y.C. he had to go inside a business for 5 minutes, he asked a meter maid if he could double park his rig while he went inside for the 5 minute max time, she told him to go ahead. He was inside for less than 5 minutes, when he came back, he had a parking ticket on his wind shield, his side window had been smashed and somebody had stolen his brief case. After that he refused all deliveries to N.Y.C.

22 posted on 08/14/2012 6:46:17 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (If you fear Obama, you'll vote for Romney. If you fear God, you won't.)
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To: ConservativeStatement; GOPsterinMA

An Elizabeth Warren voter, no doubt.


23 posted on 08/14/2012 8:32:11 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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I saw her TV ad. Faces of six yoots apparently hurt by da man. No white males. Aw, you made me dizzy Ms. Lizzy.


24 posted on 08/14/2012 8:41:08 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement (Obama "acted stupidly.")
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To: Graybeard58
My b-i-l was an owner/operator, he made deliveries in the 48 contiguous states. His last delivery to N.Y.C. he had to go inside a business for 5 minutes, he asked a meter maid if he could double park his rig while he went inside for the 5 minute max time, she told him to go ahead. He was inside for less than 5 minutes, when he came back, he had a parking ticket on his wind shield, his side window had been smashed and somebody had stolen his brief case. After that he refused all deliveries to N.Y.C.

The few times I delivered to NYC I had a rule to never go in after dark. I would park in Allentown, PA and wake up about 4:00am and drive on in. I was driving back from a load up to Rhode Island to points south one night and hit NYC about midnight. I missed the G.W Bridge. Next place I remember was Harlem. I didn't let the wheels stop turning till I was out of Dodge LOL. I never felt safe in NYC day or night but I sure wasn't parking there to sleep.

I did have a security system though for when I slept. A good strong string that was tied to both doors and wrapped tight around my air horn cord.

25 posted on 08/14/2012 8:45:58 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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To: cva66snipe

If People would only put their house number in an easily read spot.


26 posted on 08/15/2012 3:47:38 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: momtothree

“recalculating...”


27 posted on 08/15/2012 3:58:02 AM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: Venturer
If People would only put their house number in an easily read spot.

I live in an area served by a VFD. It's better than 50-50 odds that they will be the first responders. That means they come from their home. On my Moms mailbox I have it on both sides and reflective. On the house would do no good as it sits off the road a bit. Besides it's the only house on that side of the road for half a mile. I have it on both sides of my mailbox as well just in case they miss it. They have to come back by again they ain't got no choice LOL. They can't see my house from the mailbox though.

I also have some radio code info for them to use forced entry in event of emergency call and check the front bedroom. It's a simple and safe way to inform them someone disabled is inside possibly alone without anyone else being the wiser. I also had the 911 Director enter it in the computer. My wife is an incomoplete quad and sometimes I need to run errands. She can use the phone to reach me, my mom whos close by, neighbor, or 911.

28 posted on 08/15/2012 6:08:22 PM PDT by cva66snipe (Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?)
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