The News -
as recorded by someone who has little or no interest in what is going on in the outside world....
Monday, 14 January 2008
Sat-nav no use here...
This is one of the first anti-sat-nav signs in the UK. Vale of Glamorgan Council in South Wales is the first in the UK to use road signs warning drivers not to believe sat-nav advice after once peaceful villages like St Hilary were reduced to bedlam when heavy-goods lorries got stuck in tiny country lanes.
I wonder if they will put a "Sat-nav doesn't work here" sign in Sheepy Magna in Leicestershire. Yes, there really is such a place and through it runs the appropriately named River Sense (seen in flood above). It was down this river, swollen by rains, a London woman in her twenties drove her £96,000 Mercedes sports car to its death (but fortunately not hers) when led astray by her sat-nav after a party. The Mercedes SL500 was swept 600 yards downstream, bouncing from one bank of the river to another before coming to rest. In the process of relying on her sat-nav the driver ignored an ‘Unsuitable for motor vehicles’ road sign so perhaps it would be a waste putting up an 'Unsuitable for sat-nav sign' after all... Perhaps a better alternative would be for all roads in the UK to have a 'Use common sense here' sign!
This is a cheat's blog; a coward's blog. I have taken the conscious decision that it will not be about a world in chaos. The real news which has an impact on the lives of millions is that in which the Four Horsemen appear - war, famine, conquest and death - or in which the Gods have taken it upon themselves to punish folk through natural disasters and disease.... I shall leave such headlines to the BBC and Sky News. Not all my posts will be positive by any means but I readily acknowledge that I have made no attempt to give a balanced view of the news that is genuinely important in this world.
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