BMW driver gets led up the coastal path by his sat nav

People who trust their satellite navigations systems too much get a rough time of it. Downtime feels the derision that meets their wrong turnings is a little unfair given that if they knew where they were going they would not be using a sat nav at all.

However, it cannot be denied that a healthy dose of scepticism can avoid embarrassment, as Robert Jones found out when his sat nav led him and his BMW up a steep rocky path to the edge of a 100ft drop.

As Jones said, “I just trusted the sat nav. It kept insisting that the path was a road even as it was getting narrower and steeper.”

He has since been charged with careless driving, which seems like a fair charge, not so much for the sat nav incident, but for the many other driving offences he has almost certainly committed in his BMW.