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Is sat-nav a pain for you too?

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Nick - Web Team Nick - Web Team | 08:38 UK time, Friday, 22 February 2008

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The trouble with letting technology do your thinking is that it takes things quite literally. Ask a sat-nav to give you the most direct route and it will do just that - regardless of whether you're a Smart car or a 40ft truck.

And it seems more and more of us are getting into all types of scrapes.

Time and again Margaret says she has been on he receiving end when truck drivers - trying to shave miles or minutes off their journey - make the mistake of following their computer's advice - and end up driving by her farm on a single-track road in the tiny village of Halton, Chirk.

The latest waggon has been stuck since Wednesday, says BBC Local News who visited the scene last night after Margaret got in touch with us.

These cases are more common than you might think, according to which, only last week, listed a number of instances like the sat nav driver's car hit by train and drivers on edge over cliff route.

Here are some others:
Sat-navs 'damage 2000 bridges per year' - - 9 Feb 2008
Inaccurate sat nav 'problematic for motorists - Yes Insurance - 31 Jan 2008

Have you had any scrapes?

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