Sat-Nav....Has This Happened To You?

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Nigel H-J
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Sat-Nav....Has This Happened To You?

Post by Nigel H-J » 04 Jul 2019, 16:15

Whilst on holiday at Exmouth we decided to drive some 60 miles to Monkey World so put the post code into the sat-nav.........waited.......then it gave me the options Fast, Short, Economical so chose the short route.

Later I began to think that the sat-nav was making a monkey out of me for after a few miles it directed me onto this road which went on and on and on and............if it was detachable it would have gone out of the window!! There was absolutely no chance of turning around and each bend I approached and sounding my horn as a warning I had that awful feeling that one of the locals would come round at not too lower speed as though he owned the only car in the locality.

Fun and games here! This car was travelling a bit faster than me around the bend
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Stopped and reloaded my journey as soon as I reached a small village then chose fast route, after a few more miles of driving on the horse and cart route I was back on what was an 'A' road but will now be very careful about selecting shortest route!!

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Re: Sat-Nav....Has This Happened To You?

Post by blanston12 » 05 Jul 2019, 15:11

That's why you always pick the fastest route. One time while driving around the American Southwest I was trying to get from one place to another and after picking the shortest route it tried to send me down 30 miles of wash board dirt road. After 2 miles I was pretty sure the car would not make it and we turned around and found another route.
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Re: Sat-Nav....Has This Happened To You?

Post by SkippyBing » 12 Jul 2019, 20:26

I always find it worrying that Monkey World is quite so close to the Tank Museum, both of which are a top day out in my book I just don't want them to combine any time soon.
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Re: Sat-Nav....Has This Happened To You?

Post by Paul K » 13 Jul 2019, 12:45

Okay chaps, it's a Nigel H-J thread, so I'll start this off: I don't use sat nav any more because it kept directing me on to the London ORBITAL.
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Re: Sat-Nav....Has This Happened To You?

Post by Swanoir » 13 Jul 2019, 14:32

We're driving down to the South of France next weekend. New car with new Satnav. Using it with a due sense of dread as my experience with Satnavs is they work great on routes you are already familiar with and don't need them anyway, but dreadful when you're somewhere new and need them the most! Needless to say, I have also invested in a good old fashioned AA France Road Atlas, which combined with some old-school common sense should get me where I need to go, whatever the Satnav tries to tell me. 8)

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Re: Sat-Nav....Has This Happened To You?

Post by Tomliner » 13 Jul 2019, 16:05

Needless to say, I have also invested in a good old fashioned AA France Road Atlas, which combined with some old-school common sense should get me where I need to go, whatever the Satnav tries to tell me.
Added to which a basic sense of direction e.g if heading south then West is on your right etc.
Only problem is that SWMBO won’t/can’t read a map. It’s bad enough when heading North but head South then left/ right becomes even more meaningless! Good job I like maps. :) EricT
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Re: Sat-Nav....Has This Happened To You?

Post by Nigel H-J » 13 Jul 2019, 17:08

Okay chaps, it's a Nigel H-J thread, so I'll start this off: I don't use sat nav any more because it kept directing me on to the London ORBITAL.
:lol: :lol:
Needless to say, I have also invested in a good old fashioned AA France Road Atlas,
After that messing about, I too have invested in a road map as well!! B-)

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Re: Sat-Nav....Has This Happened To You?

Post by cstorey » 15 Jul 2019, 12:52

Note that France has very recently imposed a universal 80kph i.e.50 mph speed limit on all single carriageway roads

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