Thursday, October 14, 2010

Road Closure Signs.

Driving across the Aussie Outback can be dangerous at anytime it's even worse when you come across a clown in his Toorak Taxi using an untrustworthy G.P.S. unit to guide the way and at the same time ignoring road closure signs warning you that the road is closed because of heavy rainfall. This clown kept on going in the direction the G.P.S. unit directed him to go and because of the wet and slippery conditions he drove his Toorak Taxi off the road and became bogged up to it's axles. It was 4 days before rescue could arrive.

Your not driving in the suburbs anymore and you can't call roadside assist to come to your rescue straight away and winch your Toorak Taxi out of the bog because you chose to ignore the road closure signs, you clown.

G.P.S. units can't be trusted in situations like this when traveling somewhere you haven't been to before on unfamiliar roads or no roads at all just like in the Aussie Outback. You can be easily led astray with a disasterous outcome, as what happened in this case.

Before you set off it's a good idea to carry a decent road map and learn how to read it. Check out the local weather and road conditions by asking people with local knowledge of the area is even better than a G.P.S unit. Take note of road closure signs as they are there for your benefit they are telling you of a hazard up ahead so you don't get into trouble like this clown did. G.P.S. units can't be trusted all of the time.
(c) 2010 Windsmoke.


Dave King said...

And I thought mine needed watching!

Life Ramblings said...

road maps are ideal for anyone who wants to reach the ultimate destination. have a good day.

Windsmoke. said...

G' Day DAVE KING, Road signs can be tricky sometimes when they give you the wrong information.

G' Day LIFE RAMBLINGS, Road maps are a must in the Aussie Outback at all times.