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Due care needed with high-tech directions

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By Laura Lewis, Reporter

Last month, a motorist had to abandon ship seconds before his vehicle got stuck and clobbered by an oncoming train on the Metro-North Railroad tracks in Bedford Hills, N.Y.

Jose Silva drove himself into such peril on purpose. The reason?

His global positioning system told him to go that way.

Oh, that’s a good one. Try that one the next time you’re involved in a vehicular mishap, especially if it’s your fault: “My GPS made me do it, Mr. Officer. Sir.”


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