Do you remember when you had to get from place to place without the help of a GPS or Google Maps? It certainly was a much simpler time, but technology has made things a lot easier.
With apps like Google Maps you can easily find the shortest route or one that avoids traffic.
But while Google Maps is extremely helpful in getting us from point A to point B, let this be a reminder not to put all of your trust in the technology.
Connie Monsees was driving to Denver International Airport when she encountered traffic.
“So I pulled out my Google Maps to see if there is a better way to go, and it told me to take the next exit and it would be about half the time,” Connie told ABC News’ Start Here podcast, according to NPR.
She took the exit and noticed she wasn’t the only one who listened to Google. She followed a line of cars down a street, which eventually turned into a dirt road.
“My thought was, ‘Well there are all these other cars in front of me so it must be OK.’ So I just continued,” she told Denver7.
But she quickly changed her mind when she noticed the ground beneath her car became muddy and tougher to drive on. Even though it was sunny, several days of rain created a “muddy mess of a field,” which made it extremely difficult, if not impossible, for many cars to continue.
In total there were about 100 cars lined up on the single-lane road.
“That’s when I thought, ‘Oh this was a bad decision.’”