Sabine Moreaue, a 67-year-old woman from Belgium, went on a scenic drive south through Germany, Austria and Slovenia, ending up in the beautiful, coastal nation of Croatia. She drove over 900 miles over the course of two days.
And while GPS tracking for devices and GPS directions are mostly accurate and quite helpful, it all has to be done while watching to make sure it’s displaying everything correctly. She did it all because her GPS told her to.
The woman was trying to drive a mere 90 miles from her home in Hainault Erquelinnes to Brussels, in order to pick up a friend at the train station.
It’s unclear whether the woman’s GPS malfunctioned or whether she programmed it incorrectly. Considering that she is stupid (senile?) enough to have driven for two days (she slept at the side of the road), through four different countries and gotten into at least one minor car accident along the way, it’s probably a safe bet that the GPS issue was due to human error.
It’s not like the woman didn’t see plenty of clues that something was amiss as she made her way along her journey. She told El Mundo that she “was distracted [and] kept driving.”
“I saw all kinds of traffic signs, first in French, then German and finally in Croatian, but I kept driving because I was distracted. Suddenly I appeared in Zagreb and I realized I wasn’t in Belgium anymore.”
No word on what was so distracting. Based on the scant evidence we have indicating this woman’s level of intellect, it was probably just something shiny.