This will probably lead to some kind of idiotic disclaimer for Google Maps.

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  1. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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    Look for a disclaimer like this to appear on Google Maps soon;

    Caution: Google Maps are not idiot proof. Please use common sense and caution when following the directions given out, ya freakin morons.

    Jun 1, 2010 11:19 am US/Eastern
    Woman Hit By Car Sues Google For Bad Directions
    Lawsuit Claims Company Culpable For Sending Her Down Highway

    ...Enter Lauren Rosenberg, a Los Angeles native who found herself in Park City, Utah, on January 19, 2009. Rosenberg wanted to get from Point A to Point B and she chose to walk. Consulting Google Maps on her BlackBerry, she was given a walking route and followed the directions closely, even though those walking directions included walking on a highway that has no sidewalks. Now Rosenberg is suing Google for her medical expenses and also for punitive damages because she was hit by a car.

    Repeat: She's suing Google because she chose to walk on a highway. Down the middle of it, by the way. Rosenberg is also suing the driver who hit her....


    :banghead:

    When the world is made to be idiot-proof,
    the world will become overpopulated with idiots.
    - Mark Twain
     
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  3. Donjeta

    Donjeta Adji Desir, missing from Florida

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    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=105906"]Google Sued Over Walking Directions - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]

    There is an earlier thread about her predicament but please don't sue me if following the link leads to some unpleasantness.
     
  4. Steely Dan

    Steely Dan Former Member

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  5. LCoastMom

    LCoastMom JUSTICE FOR CAYLEE MARIE - STILL WAITING

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    Every year Girl Scouts of America celebrates Thinking Day; an event where each troop chooses a country and together the girls learn as much as they can about what their life would be like if they lived there. Then share what they learned in a variety of presentations.

    Since it doesn't do much good to know about a country, without knowing where it is found and how to get there, a map is part of the presentation.

    We Google mapped our travel across the US from CA to the East Coast, where we were directed to a pier - once there we were told to drive across the Atlantic Ocean (x number of miles) to another pier, from there to our destination in our chosen country.

    Thank Goodness the woman in the news was only going across town!
     
  6. spoung45

    spoung45 New Member

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    Hey products have disclaimers for a reason. Some one at some time did what they tell you not to do. like those cardboard sunshades that say remove before driving.
     
  7. JLMcKenna83

    JLMcKenna83 LOL ≠ Lots of Luck

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    The stupidity of some people is just astounding.
     
  8. Lyn1001

    Lyn1001 In constant need of a nap

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    Or like my aunts camra that stated not to put it in a fireplace. Or irons that say not to use while sleeping....
     

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