Court rejects ‘GPS made do it’ argument

Personal responsibility, what ever happened to it?

“The path was not designed for motor vehicles, yet Mr. Jones slavishly continued to follow the satnav system to the point where his eyes and his brain must have been telling him otherwise to such a degree he was not exercising proper control of the vehicle,” Raja told the court.

For his part, Jones offered the court a stirringly self-aware defense: “I might have been an idiot for taking the wrong road or carrying on, but I have not driven without due care or attention.”

Unfortunately, the police officer who first appeared at the scene in Todmorden, West Yorkshire, chatted with the farmer upon whose land Jones had strayed. The farmer told him he wouldn’t even take his horses down the path.


~ by thedark2 on September 17, 2009.

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