The secret to an efficient army is the ability for the average grunt to follow orders without question. In civilian life, however, we have the luxury of being able to look at what we are told and think “whoa, wait, what?” Well, for most of us anyway. Some people just need help. For some folks, the path of least resistance is the path more travelled, even when it takes you over a precipice.
Seems Robert Jones from Doncaster has more of a military way of thinking. At least, that would explain how a human with a brain could blindly follow his obviously crap sat-nav without question. Until it put him through a fence on the edge of a cliff. Reports the BBC:
Mr Jones, from Doncaster, South Yorkshire, only stopped when his BMW hit a fence above Gauxholme railway bridge on Sunday morning.
Police have charged Mr Jones with driving without due care and attention.
The 43-year-old, who works as a driver, said he relied on his sat nav for his job.
He described Sunday’s incident, during a visit to friends in Todmorden, as “a nightmare”.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Officers received a call at 11.18am on Sunday March 22 reporting that a BMW was hanging off the edge of a cliff off Bacup Road.
“The driver was a 43-year-old man from Doncaster. He has been summonsed to court for driving without due care and attention”
Here’s hoping his driving job doesn’t involve anything hazardous or, say, explosive.
I drive one myself, but even I am thinking: bloody BMW drivers.