(SYDNEY) — A 37-year-old Australian man was pulled over early Sunday morning in New South Wales after driving more than 13 miles the wrong way on a freeway.
According to the Australian Broadcast Company, the unidentified motorist didn’t realize he was going the wrong way, thinking the cars shooting past him in the other direction were just in an opposing lane.
After the driver was stopped, he claimed his GPS led him in the wrong direction.
Whether the devices don’t work correctly in some remote areas Down Under is a growing concern, the Australian Broadcast Company reports. The Mildura Police Department issued a warning to drivers last week not to rely on the positioning units that rely on online maps.
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Billy Hallowell, Deseret News
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